NIA Confirms Solo Sandeng’s Death But..

Solo SandengIt took the Gambia government two months to confirm the death in custody of Ebrima Solo Sandeng. The opposition activist was tortured to death after his arrest on April 14th. His only crime– if there is any — is to lead a peaceful demonstration calling for electoral reforms. Sandeng, a newly elected Organising Secretary of the opposition United Democratic Party, was quickly buried before news of his death became public. Last month, Interior Minister Ousman Sonko confirmed Sandeng’s death to diplomats in Dakar, Senegal.

In a writ of habeas corpus filed by defense lawyers, the Gambia government was asked to produce Solo Sandeng in court. Despite his absence in court, the father of 11 was charged with protesting without acquiring license.

In a dramatic twist, the government replied to the writ. Saihou Omar Jeng, the NIA Director of Operations, replied to the defense lawyers demands. Jeng had concealed the fact that Sandeng died of torture. Mr. Jeng, who oversaw the torture of Sandeng and others, including Fatoumata Jawara, Fatou Camara and Nogoi Njie, wrote that Sandeng “lost his life during the process of arrest and detention.” The question that leaves many people wondering is: why the government buried Solo’s remains instead of handing it over to his family for a fitting burial. Clearly, the government did its best to cover cold-blooded murder resulting from brutal torture.

Read below Saihou Jeng’s Affidavit in Opposition and see whether his statement adds up.

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  1. Saihou omar jeng and all those who participated in the killing of solo Sanderg and tortured of the rest of peaceful protesters must pay the price of their human right violations . They too must be targeted and eliminated if possible . The interior minister, NIA director and Yaya Jammeh’s family must all be targeted for revenge .

  2. Deyda Haidara

    Being in his last days, Yaya Jammeh will throw all his sycophants under the bus. Jammeh is now preparing his exit strategy and being a HATER he will victimize and expose all the people that were praising him for his actions for the past 22 years. Just watch.

  3. Can someone provide a full profile and picture of this torturer Saihou Omar Jeng. A full exposure of these criminals including their place of abode, names of their parents and the schools they attended, is necessary so that people know that the “evil that they do will continue to follow them to their grave” and their families will not be spared.

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