The Gambian government has announced the upcoming trial of former President Yahya Jammeh for what it called “the myriad crimes” he committed during his rule.
The 57-year-old faces several charges, including corruption, serious human rights violations, murders, disappearances and imprisonment, targeting opponents and journalists.
It follows a report by the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission, which investigated abuses that took place during his 22 years in power.
Mr Jammeh came to power in a military coup in 1994, and ruled until 2017 when he went into exile after a shock electoral defeat.
The former president now lives in Equatorial Guinea, which, according to the AFP news agency, has no extradition treaty with The Gambia.