Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and his Vice President Dr Isatou Njie-Saidy and others are held responsible for the killing of 17 students during April 10/11 2000 student protest.

They were held criminally responsible for the killings by the TRRC commission findings.

The government today released the report into human rights abuses by the former Jammeh regime. 

The former president, his cabinet ministers and senior security officials were found to have acted unlawfully during the student protest in April 2000. 

“Yahya Jammeh, Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy and heads of the security agencies including Baboucarr Jatta (Fmr. Chief of Defence Staff), Ousman Badjie (Fmr. Minister of Interior), Baboucarr Sowe (Fmr. Crime Management Coordinator of the Police) and Momodou Ceesay of the PIU, along with Abdou Njie (Giri), Gorgui Mboob, Inspector Darboe, Modou Lamin Fatty, Abdoulie Bah, Modou Cham, Modou Gajaga, Cpl Lamin Camara, Capt. Wassa Camara bear responsibility for the killings of the 17 civilians on April 10 and 11, 2000,” the Commission said in its findings.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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