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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Centre visits Faraba victims’ family

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The Gambia Centre for Victims of Human Rights Violations, GCVHRV Sunday paid a visit to families of the three victims killed in last week’s protest in Faraba.
A victim’s mother Fatou Bah, said her son Ismaila Bah was only 17 years. Explaining her shock after hearing his tragic demise, she said: “I can’t forgive or forget the person who shot my son.”
Speaking to The Standard, GCVHRV chairman Sheriff Kejera, said they came to extend their condolences to the families of the three young men brutally killed by the PIU.

He said they were also in Faraba to show solidarity with the victims and the people.
“We are calling on the government to honour and fulfill all its promises in providing justice to the victims of Faraba. We call for the resignation of the interior minister for failing in his capacity as the former governor at the time when all this problem started to avert the consequences of this unfortunate incident. He is very much responsible for this. We believe that he should step down and give way for the investigation to be properly conducted.”
The Victims Center provides comprehensive victim advocacy services, which includes interacting with law enforcement agencies, medical personnel, social service agencies, and the civil and/or criminal justice system on behalf of the victim or their family.

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