Jammeh’s victims and their supporters. Photo credit. EyeAfricatv

Thousands of Jammeh victims and their supporters today march to demand the prosecution of former president Yahya Jammeh for alleged human rights crimes during his 22 year rule.

The march which was dubbed the “March for Justice” was organised by the Victims Centre who wants the Barrow administration to expedite the prosecution of former president Jammeh.

The victims of Jammeh and their supporters march from Westfield roundabout to the Alliance Franco Gambian Centre where they read out a petition and handed it over to the government spokesman Ebrima Sankareh.

Former president Jammeh, who ruled the Gambia with an iron fist from July 1994 to December 2016, is accused of committing gross human rights crimes including extrajudicial killings, torture and rape.

Jammeh now lives in exile in Equatorial Guinea where he fled to in 2016 after a regional intervention force was sent to the Gambia to resolve the 2016 presidential election impasse.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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