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Gambia: US Charges Alleged ‘Death Squad’ Member with Torture

(Banjul) – The indictment in the United States on June 11, 2020 of an alleged former Gambian “death squad” member on torture charges is an important step for Gambian victims and international justice, a coalition of human rights groups said today. Click to expand Image Michael Sang Correa © 2020 United States Department of Justice Michael Sang Correa, 41, was an alleged member of the notorious “Junglers” death squad, set up by then-president Yahya Jammeh in the mid 1990s. Jammeh’s 22-year rule was marked by widespread human rights violations, including enforced disappearances,…

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