An Open Letter on Momodou Sabally’s Detention
From Dida Jallow-Halake in London, UK.
Dear Chief ICC Prosecutor,
I write to bring to your attention the matter of Gambia’s ex-Secretary General and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Momodou Sabally, because this young man is a great Gambian professional and prolific writer.
He is an asset to your nation. Furthermore, he was educated at the new University of The Gambia (UTG) which will, in my humble view, remain President Jammeh’s shinning achievement long after we have all passed into the next world.
I find it incomprehensible that such a gifted young Gambian, whatever his “arrogance attitude” transgressions, should be wasted in a mosquito invested prison cell when he should be nurtured, guided and encouraged to continue contribute to Gambia’s national development.
I write to you, Mrs. Bensouda, because Sabally once wrote about you in a poem praising The Gambia’s women. His poetic and admiring ode to you went like this:-
“Lady of the High Court of the Hague,
Bearer of the Torch of Excellence,
Liver of the Principle of Persistence,
Making the Whole World Fans in Rave”
Will the “Lady of the High Court of the Hague” remain silent while Momodou Sabally suffers and perishes in squalid imprisonment?
Will the “Lady of the High Court of the Hague” remain silent when she is an admired friend of the President of The Gambia?Will the “Lady of the High Court of the Hague” remain silent when a simple telephone call from her might persuade His Excellency the President to order Sabally’s release from captivity?
Will the “Lady of the High Court of the Hague” remain silent when her whole “excellence” and “principled” world-view is based on a firm belief in “Justice”?
Thank You & Long Live Little Gambia & its Sons & Daughters.