A Milestone in the Struggle Against Dictatorship in The Gambia: As Gambians continue to Defy Jammeh 


Beginning of an end to intimidation and impunity in the Gambia

Wednesday 4th May 2016 was another milestone in our struggle to claim our beloved Gambia back from Dictator Yahya Jammeh and his enablers after the appearance in court for the first time, the group of  Solo Sandeng who were arrested on the 14th April 2016. They appeared in court amid heavy police escort and they were heavy covered to avoid the public having to see their torture marks. We reported on the 28th April 2016 that Nogoi Njie and Fatou Camara are alive and indeed they are, as they also appeared in court today, however, Solo Sandeng is yet to appear, which we will fight for his appearance “Dead or Alive” for as long as it takes.

Women at the forefront of demanding our country back from Dictator Jammeh of Gambia

Meanwhile, the authorities plan to intimidate and dissuade people by creating heavy police checkpoints in the Kombo areas and at Denton bridge have failed to materialise. Police have planned to turn back anyone who did not produce an ID to go to the capital Banjul which in itself is a new thing in the country. This is a new tactic by Dictator Jammeh and his men in other to intimidate the supporters, instead it brought the traffic and country in general at standstill. Most Civil servants and school children were stopped from going to work or school as a result of this move but it failed to stop our determined and courageous men and women from marching to the Capital Banjul to attend and support their heroes and heroines at the high court.

Gambians are beginning to realise that, actual power belongs to them and due to this new found beliefs, people have ignored all intimidating tactics to line up the streets in Banjul with their banners in demanding the end to impunity and dictatorship in the country. Others are using the religious cards Dictator Jammeh have used since 1994, however, Gambians are using it to invoke the name of Allah to unite them to see the end of 22 years of Jammeh’s misrule. Whereas Dictator Jammeh have been using it to create division between Gambians.

UDP supporters lining the streets in Banjul , Gambia

Meanwhile, today 5th May 2016 is another court appearance for Ousainou Darboe and Co and people are being urged to keep up the momentum of relentless pressure on Gambian authorities, so that we can finally see the end of dictatorship in the country. We borrowed a some wise words from Sir Winston Churchill “One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.” We belief, we will eliminate the dangers of Dictator Yahya Jammeh sooner. Long Live Gambia, Long Live the People of Gambia.

 

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