By Landing Ceesay
The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission (TRRC) has recommended for former President Yahya Jammeh to be prosecuted for the murder of Deyda Hydara and the disappearance of Chief Ebrima Manneh, among others.
“Former President, Yahya A.J.J Jammeh should be investigated and prosecuted for the murder of Deyda Hydara, the disappearance of Chief Ebrima Manneh, the arson attacks on Radio 1 FM and The Independent newspaper and torture of all journalists and other persons mentioned in relation to the Freedom Online Newspaper issue,” the commission stated.
The commission further recommended in volume-7 of its report that an investigation be carried out for the purpose of prosecuting the ‘Junglers’ (Jammeh’s hit squad) who participated in the mentioned crimes.
“An investigation be carried out for the purpose of prosecuting the Junglers who participated in the murder of Deyda Hydara, arson attack on Radio 1 FM, attacks on The Independent newspaper and torture of the journalists, and other persons mentioned about the Freedom Online Newspaper issue bearing in mind any recommendations for Amnesty that may be made in relation thereto,” TRRC stated.
The TRRC made the above recommendations in Volume 7 of its report on attack on the Media and Freedom of Expression as well as attack on political opponents under former president Jammeh’s reign.
The said report was submitted to Barrow last month and made public on Friday with a series of recommendations against perpetrators of crimes between July 1994 and January 2017.