The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission (TRRC) was set up by an act of parliament to look into the extra judiciary killings, tortures and disappearances of Gambians and the likes during the 22 years of Yahya Jammeh’s dictatorship. Most importantly, to help establish the truth, heal the wounds and bring to justice the perpetrators of those heinous crimes and closure for the victims and their families.
However, the Justice Minister of the Gambia, Mr Babucarr Tambedou’s announcement that some of the fearsome former hit-men of Yahya Jammeh known as the Junglers who testified before the TRRC are to be released imminently, would only intensify the division, pain and injustice Jammeh had inflicted on us during his misrule. It took me three days to come to terms with the reprehensible plan that these people are to release. Continue reading