Barrow to set up truth and reconciliation committee to deal with grievances against Jammeh

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Spokesman for Gambian President-elect, Adama Barrow has revealed that the new administration will set up a truth and reconciliation committee to deal with grievances against former ruler, Yahya Jammeh.

Mai Fatty in a statement said setting up a truth and reconciliation committee is Barrow’s “preferred method” of dealing with grievances against the previous government, however many Gambians are tilting to the harder line stance of his new vice president, Fatoumata Tambajang, who wants Jammeh prosecuted for alleged crimes committed by his regime.

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The statement said “no legislative measures” would be taken that against Jammeh or his family, noting that he could return when he pleased and that property “lawfully” belonging to him would not be seized.

In addition to the accusations of plundering state wealth, exiled Jammeh has been accused of ordering extrajudicial killings, torture and arbitrary detention during his rule.

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