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HRW calls for investigation into Jammeh’s role in murder of migrants

Human Rights Watch has called for a criminal investigation into the role of the former president of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, in the killing of dozens of migrants in 2005, BBC News reports.

Recent testimony at the country’s truth commission implicated him in the summary execution of 59 people from various West African countries.

They had been trying to get to Europe by boat when they were arrested in The Gambia by a notorious paramilitary unit which took its orders directly from Mr Jammeh.

The former leader has been in exile in Equatorial Guinea since being removed from power in 2017.

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He refused to accept defeat in December 2016 elections and The Gambia’s neighbours sent troops to force him out.

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