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Father of April 10-11 victim demands justice

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By Omar Bah

Abdoulie Bojang, father of Lamin Bojang, one the students killed on April 10-11, 2000 has urged President Adama Barrow to listen to widespread calls for a proper investigation into the circumstances behind his son’s death ad those of a dozen other at the hands of the Gambian security forces.

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Lamin Bojang was among 14 people killed by security forces in a massacre on April 10-11, while protesting the alleged murder of their colleague, Ebrima Barry, in the hands of firemen in Brikama.
“All I want from the new government is justice, because justice should prevail no matter what happens. Before any reconciliation, we need justice for our children,” he told The Standard yesterday.

Mr Bojang said the families of the victims have been pushing for justice to be served on the killing of their children, but the Yahya Jammeh regime never listened to their demands.
“Now that we have a new government I believe we shall have justice,” he said,
Bojang recalled with grief that his son was aspiring to be a pilot only for some cruel people to tragically end his dream.

He said his son was a very bright student, “I knew that if he was still with us today, he would have been the breadwinner of the family, as he would have been 35 years-old.”

Lamin Bojang was killed along with 14 others, Reginald Carrol, Karamo Barrow, Ousman Sabally, Sainey Nyabally, Ousman Sembene, Bakary Njie, Claesco Pierra, Momodou Lamin Njie, Wuyea Foday Mansareh, Bamba Jobarteh, Momodou Lamin Chune, Abdoulie Sanyang, Babucarr Badjie and Omar Barrow.    The regime of Jammeh allowed the killers to go scot-free and calamitously blamed the students for starting the firing.

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