By Yusef Taylor, @FlexDan_YT and Moses E. Mendy
At the emotional Victim Center Press Conference earlier this Monday January 20th 2020, the Chairperson of the Victim Center, Mr Sheriff Muhammed Kijera spoke passionately about the denial of the APRC Party and prosecuting former President Yaya Jammeh. Most notably Mr Kijera highlighted that “if there is anyone out there still hallucinating with the ghost of sycophancy you can gather your kin and protest from here to Futa Baliyaa.”
Below are excerpts of the Victims Center Chairperson, Mr Sheriff M. Kijera’s.
“Until today we continue to be confronted by the atrocities of the APRC party, ever getting emboldened and shamelessly in denial of the atrocities of gross human rights violations committed by Yahya Jammeh and the APRC regime.”
“The departure from power by the APRC has left our country dangerously polarized, until there is justice for the violations against our people The Gambia shall ever remain haunted and divided.”
“The Attorney General and Minister of Justice restored the Hopes and confidence of Jammeh’s victims that justice shall be served, Yahya Jammeh and all those that bear the greatest responsibility of committing human right violations and abuses will be brought to justice.”
Listen to the excerpts from the Victims Chairperson Speech below.
“The Justice Minister says I quote “make no mistake about this, barring any findings or recommendations of the TRRC to the contrary. If Former President Jammeh ever comes back to this country he will face immediate arrest and charges of the most serious crimes and, no amount of irresponsible idle talk or political brinkmanship will prevent this from happening, he will be subjected to an accountability process like any ordinary accused person in this country.”
“The Attorney General spoke with conscience and sincerity the Victim Center highly welcome and applauds the Government’s strong position.”
“If there is anyone out there still hallucinating with the ghost of sycophancy you can gather your kin and protest from here to Futa Baliyaa and no amount of irresponsible idle talk and political brinkmanship will prevent Jallow Kanilai to be chained in shackles and be brought before his victims to face justice.”
“There is no denying the fact that a lot of the truth about human rights violations that happened in the Gambia between July 1994 and January 2017 has been unveiled through the TRRC public hearing.”
“The Victim Center and the members of the Gambia Civil society wish to stage a massive nationwide match for justice on Saturday 25th January 2020, throughout the Gambia to awaken citizens to their national duties to stand up for justice and urge the government of Adama Barrow to step up its efforts to bring back Yahya Jammeh and all those who bear the greatest responsibility of human right violations.”
The Victims Center have issued a press release stating that Saturday 25th January 2020 Protest March will commence at 8am from Westfield and conclude at 1pm (13:00hrs) at Alliance Franco.