Gambia: How Jammeh Weaponized the Law

Gambia’s Truth Commission is conducting a series of hearings with members of the judiciary, who tell how the former regime of Yahya Jammeh set up a system to control the laws, the courts and hinder lawyer’s practice.

“There is no way the president on his own could have had the power to turn the Gambia from what it was, to being an Islamic State,” said Gaye Sowe, still chocked, before the Gambia Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) on April 1. The former magistrate and…


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