Disgraced former VP Njie-Saidy attends independence and inaugural ceremony

Disgraced former VP Njie-Saidy attends independence and inaugural ceremony

Gambia’s former Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy, who was confronted by activist graced the country’s 52nd independence celebration and inauguration of the country’s new President Adama Barrow.

Njie-Saidy was the longest self-serving cabinet member of Jammeh’s government and head of the National Security Council when most of the human rights abuses were carried out.

Activists confronted her on Friday during a state dinner and demanded answers for her role in the death of at least 14 students who were gunned down by presidential guards soldiers under her command.

The public expressed outrage at Barrow for commissioning a joint transition team with former Jammeh ministers, including the former vice president.

Campaigners are calling for the arrest and prosecution of Jammeh’s henchmen after disturbing images of a detention center on the outskirts of the country were broadcasted on national television.

Some of Njie-Saidy’s former colleagues are being detained in other countries.

Former Interior Minister Ousman Sonko is being held and investigated by Swiss authorities for crimes against humanity. Sonko was the head of the presidential guards unit when the 14 students were killed.

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