Death of 44 Ghanaians: Emile Short campaigns for Yahya Jammeh’s extradition and trial

Death of 44 Ghanaians: Emile Short campaigns for Yahya Jammeh’s extradition and trial

- Justice Emile Short, former commissioner of CHRAJ, has called for the extradition and trial of former Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh

- According to him, Jammeh should answer for the deaths of 44 Ghanaians in Gambia

A former commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Justice Emile Short, has called for the extradition and trial of former Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh.

According to him, Jammeh should be prosecuted for the deaths of 44 Ghanaian immigrants in the year 2005.

He has therefore called on the government to take steps to ensure that Jammeh answers for his crimes.

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Per a report by Classfmnoline.com, the 44 Ghanaians were killed on Jammeh’s orders.

The 44 were murdered during the regime of Mr Jammeh, allegedly on his orders, and in Short’s view, there are legal grounds on which the processes could be triggered, and Ghana should make use of those provisions.

YEN.com.gh understands that civil society organisations (CSOs), including the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) and Amnesty International, launched a campaign in 2018, Jammeh2JusticeGhana, to demand swift action from the government on the matter.

Speaking at a meeting of some CSOs in Accra, the former Judge of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda said legal and diplomatic efforts must be made to bring closure to the matter.

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