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Yahya Jammeh

29.07.2020
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Yahya Jammeh

29.07.2020
Facts Yahya Jammeh was born in 1969 in Kanilai in Gambia. In 1984, he entered gendarmerie and gradually made his way to the top, reaching the position of commander of the military police, a position which he held between 1991 and 1992. On 22 July 1994, he came to power following a coup d’état. A transitional government was subsequently established and lasted until 19...
The families of more than 50 Ghanaian and other West African migrants killed in The Gambia and Senegal 15 years ago have...
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Gambia: US charges alleged ‘Death Squad’ member with Torture

12.06.2020 - (Last modified: 16.06.2020)
The indictment in the United States on 11 June 2020 of an alleged former Gambian “death squad” member on torture charges...
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Joint declaration from civil society organizations On 20 May 2020, Burundian citizens will vote on triple presidential,...
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On 28 November 2019, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (FSC) upheld Erwin Sperisen's sentence to 15 years in prison. In Ap...
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On 4 September 2019, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry (CoI) presented its latest set of conclusions on the situa...
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Abu Khuder

10.06.2019 - (Last modified: 08.07.2020)
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Facts Abu Khuder (also known as Ahmad al Khedr) has lived in the Netherlands since 2014. He was granted temporary asylum after fleeing Syria. According to an interview he gave to the newspaper The Guardian in 2012, Khuder had been an officer in a Syrian border force known as the Camel Corps when the conflict erupted in 2011, prompting him to join the Free...

Jamil Hassan

22.03.2019 - (Last modified: 15.07.2020)
Facts Jamil Hassan was born in 1953 in Homs, Syria. Adviser of the President Bashar al-Assad, he became in 2009 the Chi...
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An oral statement to the Human Rights Council (HRC) on 12 March 2019 denounces the closure of the Office of the...
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Five United Nations human rights monitors have urged the UN and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) t...
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Fresh accusations made against Erwin Sperisen in Guatemala

05.11.2018 - (Last modified: 09.11.2018)
The former head of the Guatemalan National Civil Police, who has just appealed to the Federal Court against his 15-year...
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