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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

‘More than one thousand cases registered at Victims Centre’

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By Kaddy Jawo

In an exclusive interview with The Standard, Ayesha Jammeh, the founding member of the Gambia Victims Centre for Human Rights Violations has said that the victim center has registered more than one thousand cases since it was launched after the fall of Jammeh in 2017.

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Gambia Center For Victims Of Human Rights Violations is a special interest group of family of victims, survivors, activists and supporters seeking justice for their loved ones who were allegedly killed, disappeared, wrongly imprisoned and tortured during Jammeh’s era in The Gambia.
“We appealing to the government to lend a hand to the victims that need urgent medical assistance and also to give educational support to the victims’ families and help us in seeking justice for our loved ones,” she pleaded.

According to Ayesha, her father Haruna Jammeh and Aunt Mbassy Jammeh disappeared without trace since their arrest on 14 July 2005.
She said the Victims center has a lot of cases ranging from enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrest, torture and many more.

The Center is in partnership with national and international agencies which provide legal, financial and other needed services to victims as they continue to seek justice.

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