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Lawyer Reed Brody believes Gambian ex-dictator can be brought to justice in Ghana

Lawyer Reed Brody believes Gambian ex-dictator can be brought to justice in Ghana
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Families of victims of the 2005 massacre of some 50 migrants in The Gambia, along with Ghanaian human rights organizations, launched a new push for the extradition of former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday May 16. Senior Adviser to Human Rights Watch Reed Brody, who helped bring former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré to justice, was also there to support them.

Brody thinks that if the socio-political and security situation in The Gambia is not ready for a trial of the former dictator, the political conditions now exist for his extradition to Ghana. Jammeh has been living since his fall from power in Equatorial Guinea. He is accused not only of killing and torturing his own compatriots but also of being behind the 2005 massacre of migrants in his country.

In this video interview with us at the Accra conference, Reed Brody explains why Equatorial Guinea may not be an eternal paradise for Yahya Jammeh, and analyses the chances of success of the request for his extradition to Ghana, with reference to the Chadian case…

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