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Former ICC Prosecutor’s New Job Haunted By Her Past

“Fatou attempted to charge some members of our group with treason. We had initially been arrested for sedition. We were taken to Mile 2 Prison, yet we did not even act outside the law: we did not hold a procession, neither did we burn tyres. A number of us had just gathered at the UK and US embassies to deliver our message of rejecting a military government,” Bah, who lives in Basorri village in the outskirts of Banjul, told JFJ.

You would be right to think that former International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has led a charmed professional life. And once again, she has received a high-level appointment, this time to represent her country, The Gambia, as its High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

The new job comes barely three months after the United Nations Human Rights Council picked her to head an international commission of experts mandated to investigate allegations of violations and abuses of human rights, and humanitarian and refugee law in Ethiopia committed since November 3, 2020, when the latest round of fighting broke out in that country.

Sanna Camara take a five into her past career in Banjul prior to the ICC job and some reactions from victims of human rights violations under the Jammeh regime in The Gambia.

Read the full article originally published on Journalists for Justice platform: https://jfjustice.net/with-bensouda-job-barrow-disappoints-victims-again/

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