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The Yahya Jammeh 20 year rule legacy.

By Mathew K. Jallow

1. A few shiny urban area buildings
2. A couple of feeder roads
3. 500 and 1000 Gambians/non-Gambians murdered
4.150 Gambians and non-Gambians summarily executed
5. 50 Gambians in forced disappearances since 2005
6. Sky-rocketing and unaffordable prices of commodities
7. An economy in descending in shambles
8. More 5000 Gambians and non-Gambians incarcerated
9. 10,000 Gambians thousand fled to safety in the west and around West Africa
10. More than 10000 girls/women raped since 1994
11. Hundred of fatherless kids born to Gambian girls and women since 1994
12. Tribalism and the breakdown of tribal cohesiveness
13. An entirely dysfunctional civil service
14. An illicit drug fueled economy
15. Use of the Gambia for the transhipment of illicit drugs
14. Prevalence of fear
15. A couple of shiny street light
16. 25 billion dalasis in external debt
17. City/town infrastructure in ruin
18. Thirty children killed in "road accidents" as human sacrifice
19. Isolation of Gambia from the international community
20. More than 2500 hiring and firing of senior civil servants
21. Nearly 500 Mile 2 Prison inmates dead of malnutrition, deceases,
lack of medical care
21. And a whole lot of pain and agony.

Gambians as you celebrate two decades of Yahya Jammeh, please remember
your murder, executed and disappeared fellow citizens. Please remember
also that Mile 2 Prison is full to capacity of Gambians who don't
deserve to be there. Many formerly healthy Gambians have become
mentally insane inside the walls of Mile 2 prison. Remember them too
as you feed on Yahya Jammeh provided food, which is draining
theGambians' economy of the finances needed to develop our country.

List Of Yahya Jammeh’s Crimes against Gambians and victims of Gambia’s

Religious Leaders arrested, jailed, released or expelled Baba Leigh
Imam Kanifing East. Ba Kawsu Fofana, Imam, Sanchaba Sulayjobe

Prisoners execute in Mile 2 Prisons August 23, 2012

1. Lamin B. Darboe
2. Alieu Bah
3. Lamin Jarju
4. Dawda Bojang
5. Malang Sonko
7. Lamin F Jammeh
8. Gibril Bah (Senegalese)
9. Tabara Samba, raped multiple times before her execution (Senegalese, female)

Gambians recently murdered on orders of Yahya Jammeh

Abdoulie Colley, Abuko Village
Musa Badjie, collapsed and died in Mile 2 Prison, August 25, 2012
Wuyeh Colley, Kanunorr village, murdered August 22, 2012
Enor Colley, Kanunorr village, murdered August 22, 2012

Regime’s witching-hunting Kangaroo Trials

GAMCOTRAP’s Dr. Isatou Touray and Co. trials
GNOC’s Beatrice Allen and Co. trials
Suruwa Wawa B. Jaiteh and Dr. Loum’s trials
Dr. Amadou Jallow and Co. trials
Dr. Alasan Bah and Co’s trials
Recent arrest, detention and charged with treason
Amadou Scattred Janneh, former minister of Information
Ndey Tapha Sosseh, former president of the Gambia Press Union
Mathew K. Jallow
Famara Demba
Modou Keita
Ebrima Jallow
Michael C. Uche Thomas (died in prison)

Torture and Yahya Jammeh’s children's' convoy related deaths

Demba Sibey of Numuyel village
A third grader from Saaba Primary School
A young girl killed Yahya Jammeh’s motorcade/Gunjur prayer fest
Paul Bass NIA operative killed by Jammeh’s convoy
Arab businessman dead in collided with Jammeh’s convoy
A soldier from Sintet village killed escorting Jammeh’s convoy
A little girl killed by convoy during Mauritanian President’s visit
A child killed by stampede for Jammeh’s biscuits at Sere Kunda market
In total since 1994 nearly twenty people; children and adults have
died as a direct result of Yahya Jammeh’s speeding convoys and biscuit
throwing to crowds.

Recent Arrests of journalists

Sports Editor Nanama Keita, facing witch-hunting/Kangaroo Trial
Ahmed Alota, arrested, detained, released

Executed and Murdered Civilian and Military

Ousman Koro Ceesay
Deyda Hydara
Sidia Sanyang
Ebrima Chief Manneh
Omar Barrow
Lamin Sanneh
Ousman Ceesay
Sarjo Kunjang
Ebrima Barry
Ousman Ceesay
Saja Kujabi
Haruna Jammeh
Yaya Jammeh
Daba Marena
Staff Sergeant Manlafi Corr
Sergeant Major Alpha Bah
Lieut. Ebou Lowe
Lieut. Alieu Ceesay
Sgt. Fafa Nyang
Lieut. Basiru Barrow
Cpt. Sadibou Hydara
Lieut. Almamo Manneh
Lieut. Abdoulie Dot Faal
Lieut. Bakary Manneh
Lieut. Buba Jammeh
Lieut. Momodou Lamin Darboe
Cadet Officer Sillah
Lieut. Basiru Camara
Corpl. Mendy
Lieut. Gibril Saye
Sergeant Dumbuya
Momodou Sowe

Gambians detained, released in Jail or murdered between 1994-2012

RSM Alpha Bah (exected
Major Ebrima Bah
Lt Momodou Alieu Ba
Corporal Samba Bah
Tijan Bahoum: Power Supply Director NAWEC
Kemo Balajo: ex-National Intelligence Agency
Foday Barry: ex-NIA; director of Intelligence
Ourani Barry: ex-Senior Civil Servant
Lamin Bojang: Medical Research Council
Ebrima Camara: ex-police officer
Omar Barru Camara: ex-MP APRC
Captain Wassa Camara
2nd Lt Alieu Ceesay
Lamin Ceesay: Politician
Madi Ceesay: President, Gambia Press Union
Awa Darboe Cham: wife of alleged coup leader Ndure Cham
Lamin Cham: ex-Daily Observer, BBC correspondent
Lamin Cham: Politician
Momat Cham: former minister
Momodou Cadi Cham: former politician
Superintendent Abdoulie Colley: ex-police officer
Retired Colonel Abdoulie Conteh: former KMC Mayor
Staff Sergeant Manlafi Corr
Captain Bunja Darboe
Lamin R. Darboe: Politician
Lamin Saiba Darboe
Captain Yaya Darboe
Adama Deen: former Managing Director Gambia Ports Authority
Demba Dem: ex-MP APRC
Momodou Demba: Politician
Mariam Denton: Human Rights Lawyer
Raif Diab: Businessman
Ramzia Diab: former nominated MP, APRC
Musa Dibba: ex-NIA Director of Finance
Sheriff Mustapha Dibba: ex-Assembly Speaker
Baba Drammeh: ex-Independent Electoral
Commission (IEC) officer
Omar Faal: Marabout
Ansumana Fadera: ex-Senior Civil Servant
Jerreh Fatty: Politician
Lamin Fatty: journalist, The Independent newspaper
Mariama Fatty: Politician
Kebba Faye: ex-Senior Civil Servant
Tamba Fofana: Head Master
Abdou Gafar: journalist, Daily Express newspaper
Lamin Gassama: Security Manager, Banjul International Airport
Antouman Gaye: Lawyer
Pa Njie Guirigara: General Manager, VM
Sarane Hydara: ex-Senior Civil Servant
Captain Abdoukarim Jah
Karamo Jaiteh: former Managing Director, Gambia Roads Authority
Suruwa Wawa B Jaiteh: former Permanent Secretary
Staff Sergeant Buba Jammeh
Haruna Jammeh. Villager
Kebbaringo Jammeh: Councilor
Marcel Jammeh. Villager
Lance Corporal Babou Janha
Amie Jarju. Villager
Cherno Ndure Jarju: Politician
Lamin Jarsey: Politician
Tamsir Jassey: ex-Deputy Inspector General Police, Director of Immigration
Dudu Kassa Jatta: Politician
Ousman Rambo Jatta: Councilor
Colonel Vincent Jatta: ex-Chief of Defense Staff (deceased)
Momodou Jaw: ex-IEC officer
Abdoulie Kanaji Jawla: MP, APRC
Baboucarr Jobarteh: ex-Protocol Officer
Maimuna Jobarteh: Politician
Abdou Jobe: Managing Director, NAWEC
Alieu Jobe: ex-Accountant General
Duta Kamaso: ex-MP, APRC
Kanyiba Kanyi: Politician
Lamin Keita: ex-Senior Civil Servant
Nato Keita: Politician
Abdoulie Kujabi: ex-Director General, NIA
Jasaji Kujabi
Dr. Badara Loum: ex-Permanent Secretary
Lt Ebou Lowe
Mustapha Lowe: College student
Bamba Manneh: ex-NIA operative
Chief Ebrima B. Manneh: journalist, Daily Observer newspaper
Fatou Jaw Manneh: journalist
Kebba Yorro Manneh: Politician
Daba Marena: ex-Director General, NIA
Malick M’boob: ex-Daily Observer, RV
Sulayman Sait M’boob: ex-Minister, IEC Commissioner
Sergeant Buba Mendy
Captain Pierre Mendy
Omar Ndow: former Managing Director of Gamtel/Gamcel
Ndondi S.Z. Njie: former Chairman of IEC
Alhagie Nyabally: ex-President, Gambia Student Union
Alassan Nyassi
Balla Nyassi
Dr. Badara Loum: Former Permanent Secretary, Agriculture
Private Alagie Nying: Gambia National Army
Sam Obi: Daily Express, RFI correspondent
Baba Saho: ex-NIA director, External Security
Musa Saidykhan: former Editor-In-Chief, The Independent newspaper
Betrand Sambou
Dodou Sanneh: former journalist, GRTS
Ebrima Sillah Sanneh: ex-IEC officer
Lamin Sanneh: former Permanent Secretary
Sergeant Abdoulie Sanyang
2nd Lt Pharing Sanyang: Gambia National Army
Commander MB Sarr: Gambia National Army
Lt M. Savage: Gambia National Army
Ebou Secka: ex-Senior Civil Servant
Nourou Secka: ex-NIA operative
Momodou Senghore: ex-Senior Civil Servant
Ousman Sey: Marabout
Musa Sheriff: journalist, Gambia News & Report magazine
Amie Sillah: journalist, women activist
Alieu Singhateh: ex-NIA operative
Kebba Singhateh: Politician
Modou Sonko: journalist, Daily Observer newspaper
Private Ebrima Sonko
Juldeh Sowe: journalist, The Independent newspaper
Issac Success: journalist, Daily Express newspaper
Azziz Tamba: Politician
Ebou Waggeh
Arrest and Detention of Journalists
October 2005: Abdoulie Sey
2005: Musa Saidykhan
March 2006: Musa Saidykhan
March 2006: Madi Ceesay
April 2006: Lamin Fatty

Journalists on Exile in Senegal, Europe and the US
Pa Ousman Darboe
Alieu Badara Sowe
Pa Ousman Darboe
Musa Saidykhan
Sulayman Makalo
Omar Bah
Alhagie Mbye
Ebrima Sillah
Augustus Mendy
Bankole Thompson
Papa Colley
Sulayman Darboe
Fatou Jaw Manneh
Pa Omar Jatta
Momodou Thomas
Musa Saidykhan
Ansumana Badjie
Pa Samba Jaw
Sarjo Bayang
Pa Nderry Mbai
Cherno Baba Jallow
Ebrima Ceesay
Baba Galleh Jallow
Ebrima G. Sankareh
Yankuba Jambang
Abdul Savage
Mathew K. Jallow

Military/Security mysterious deaths

Captain Tumbul Tamba
Captain Musa Jammeh
Colonel Vincent Jatta
Lieut. Solomon Jammeh
Pa M. Jallow
Manlafi Sanyang
Boye Bah
Momodou Bah
Illo Jallow

Military/Security/Civilian recently detained

Lang Tombong Tamba
Bore Badjie
Omar Bun Mbye
Demba Njie
Lamin Fatty
Yankuba Drammeh
Malamin Jarju
Kawsu (Bombardier) Camara
Ngorr Secka, NIA
Ensa Badjie
Bun Sanneh
Sarjo Fofana

Military/Security/Civilians: detained, released, fled gambia

Captain Bunja Darboe
Capt Yahya Darboe
Capt. Wassa Camara
2nd Lt Pharing Sanyang
Alieu Jobe
Tamsir Jasseh
Omar Faal
Demba Dem,
Col. Ndure Cham
Abdoulie Kujabi
Kemo Balajo
Alieu Singhateh
Foday Barry
Landing Sanneh

Executed Military and Security officers 2006

Alieu Ceesay
Alpha Bah
Manlafi Corr
Ebou Lowe
Daba Marenah

Students Massacred April 11th. 2000

Reginald Carrol
Karamo Barrow
Lamin A. Bojang
Ousman Sabally
Sainey Nyabally
Ousman Sembene
Bakary Njie
Claesco Pierra
Momodou Lamin Njie
Ebrima Barry
Wuyea Foday Mansareh
Bamba Jobarteh
Momodou Lamin Chune
Abdoulie Sanyang
Omar Barrow
Burama Badjie

Gambians Missing and Disappeared Since 2005

Ebrima (Chief) Manneh: arrested July 2006
Kanyiba Kanyi arrested September 2006
Haruna Jammeh arrested in 2005
Marcie Jammeh arrested in 2005
Alfusainey Jammeh arrested in 2005
Momodou Lamin Nyassi arrested in 2005
Ndongo M’boob arrested in 2006
Buba Sanyang arrested in 2006
Alieu Lowe arrested in March 2006,
Sgt. Sam Kambai arrested in 2006
Bakary Gassama arrested in 2007
Kebba Secka arrested in 2007
Ebrima Dibba arrested in May 2008,
Ebrima Kunchi Jammeh arrested in May 2008

Cases of Regime ordered Arsons against media personals.

August 8th. 2001,
Radio Station 1 FM, was set ablaze around 2 a.m. in the morning, after
proprietor George Christensen and his watchman were doused with
hazardous chemicals in the hope of incinerating them. The two victims
survived the ordeal, but the station was a total loss
August 10th. 2001
The home of Alieu Bah, Radio I FM journalist, who moderated debates
and discussions between prominent personalities, was set ablaze around
3 a.m. while he, his wife and children were asleep. The family
narrowly escaped death, but the house was gutted to the ground.

October 17th. 2003,
The Independent Newspaper premises were set on fire around 3 a.m in
the morning when three unidentified masked men stormed the building,
assaulted the night watchman and then sprayed him with fire hazard
chemical in the hope he would burn to death. But he luckily survived
the assault. The premises were destroyed beyond recognition.

April 13th. 2004,
The Kanifing printing facilities of the Independent Newspaper was set
on fire around 2 a.m. by six individuals dressed in military fatigue.
The printing machinery and other hardware equipment were completely

August 15th. 2004,
The home of B.B.C reporter, Ebrima Sillah was set on fire as he slept.
He narrowly escaped.
Arrests and Detentions of Journalists

September 19th. 2003,
Around 6 p.m. Abdoulie Sey, the Editor-in-Chief, The Independent
Newspaper was arrested from his office by intelligence agents and held
incommunicado. He was released four days later.

September 2005,
Musa Saidykhan, Editor-in-Chief, The Independent Newspaper, was
detained for interrogation for a brief period of time shortly after
returning from a South African journalist conference
March 27th. 2006,
Musa Saidykhan, Editor-in-Chief, The Independent Newspaper, was
arrested again by security agents a few days after publishing an
article critical of Yahya Jammeh’s reactions in the wake of an alleged
coup attempt on March 21, 2007. He was released after three weeks in

March 2006,
Madi Ceesay, The Independent General Manager, arrested by the regime’s
agents, was released after three weeks of detention.

April 10th. 2006,
Independent reporter, Lamin Fatty was arrested from his home by NIA
agents and released after two months in detention and charged with
false publication.

April 25th. 2006,
Independent receptionist, Juldeh Sowe, was arrested and released after
several hours.

July 7th. 2006,
Daily Observer journalist, Ebrima Chief Manneh, was arrested by NIA
officials from the Observer premises, was seen in public once after
two years detention, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, sick and
emaciated. Six powerful U.S Senators; Edward Kennedy, Richard (Dick)
Durbin, Russell (Russ) Feingold and Joe Lieberman among others wrote
to Yahya Jammeh asking him to release Journalist Manneh after being
held for nearly three years. Manneh has since been confirmed murdered
by Jammeh’s agents.

May 24th. 2006,
Following the hacking of the online, Freedom Newspaper, five Gambian
journalists whose names appeared on the paper’s readers list were
arrested and detained for different lengths of time. After several
months they were released. They are:
Musa Sheriff
Pa Modou Faal
Lamin Cham
Sam Obi
Malick M’boob

Other arbitrary arrests against journalistSeptember 2006,

A Gambia Radio and Television Services reporter, Dodou Sanneh, was
arrested and detained, and later fired, rehired and fired again from
his job government job.

March 28th. 2007,
Fatou Jaw Manneh, a U.S. based Gambian journalist, was arrested at the
airport, her traveling documents seized and charged with sedition. Her
Kangaroo trial lasted more than a year. Her heavy fine was paid with
donations from family and friends from all around the world.

December 16th. 2005,
Police ruffed Ramatoulie Charreh up after the participants in a
conference she attended, attempted to visit the spot where journalist
Deyda Hydara was gunned down 2006

Njaimeh Bah, Point Newspaper reporter, attacked by unknown assailants,
was severely beaten.

December 12. 2006,
Baron Eloagou, reporter for the Daily Express, was severely beaten by
unknown assailants.

December 2006, Abdougafar Olademinji, reporter for the Daily Express,
was attacked by unknown assailants and beaten severely.

June 14th. 2009,
Seven journalists and members of the Gambia Press Union (GPU), were
rounded up from various locations by heavily armed paramilitary agents
and detained at NIA headquarters before being transferred to the
notorious Mile 2 prison outside Banjul. The group listed below, were
granted bail and charged with publishing seditious material and their
case is ongoing despite protestations of regional and international
organizations such as Media Foundation for West Africa, Amnesty
International, Community to Protect Journalists.

Emil Touray, Secretary General Gambia Press Union
Sarata Jabbi Dibba, Vice President, Gambia Press Union
Pa Modou Faal, Treasurer, Gambia Press Union
Pap Saine, Managing Director, The Point Newspaper
Ebou Sawaneh, Editor, The Point Newspaper
Sam Sarr, Managing Editor, The Foroyaa Newspaper
Abubakr Saidy-Khan, journalist, Foroyaa newspaper.

June 16th. 2009,
Abdulhamid Adiamoh, Publisher of Today Newspaper, was arrested for
false publication and detained at National Intelligence headquarters.
Forced to plead guilty or face deportation back to Nigeria, he was
fine an extortive amount of money or face six months jail time.

June 22nd. 2009,
Augustine Kanja, a reporter for The Point Newspaper, was arrested and
detained by security agents. He was released June 25th, 2009.

Attempted Murders: Fled Gambia

Ousman Sillah: Attorney/Lawyer
Mai Fatty: Attorney (Attorney/Lawyer

Foreign nationals executed in Gambia
44 Ghanaians
2 Senegalese
1 Togolese
2 Nigerians

75 cabinet Ministers: Appointed and Fired

Mass Axi Gai
Angela Colley
Kanja Sanneh
Neneh Macdoual-Gaye
Therese Ndong-Jatta (resigned)
Maba Jobe (hired & fired before taking office)
Momodou Lamin Sedat Jobe (resigned)
Joseph Henry Joof (resigned)
Satang Jow (retired)
Yankuba Kassama
Margaret Keita
Ousman Badjie
Samba Bah
Lamin Kaba Bajo
Musa Bittaye
Amie Bensouda
Fatou Bom Bensouda
John P. Bojang
Momodou Bojang
Nyimasata Sanneh
Bojang Mamat Cham
Ebrima Ceesay
Momodou Nai Ceesay
Ousman Koro Ceesay (murdered)
Sulayman Massaneh Ceesay
Bakary Bunja Dabo
Fasainey Dumbuya
Samba Faal
Omar Faye
Sadibou Haidara (murdered)
Sheikh Tijan Hydara
Blaise Jagne
Balla Garba Jahumpa
Momodou Sarjo Jallow
Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh
Manlafi Jarju
Tamsir Mbowe
Dominic Mendy
Alieu Ngum
Bakary Njie
Omar Njie
Susan Waffa-Ogoo
Hawa Sisay Sabally
Sana B. Sabally
Abdoulie Sallah
Hassan Sallah
Momodou Sallah
Sidy Morro Sanneh
Kebba Sanyang
Samsudeen Sarr
Cheyassin Secka
Musa Sillah
Edward Singhatey
Raymond Sock
Amina Faal Sonko
Baboucarr Jatta
Famara Jatta
Kumba Ceesay-Marenah
Mustapha Marong
Fafa Mbai
Musa Mbenga
Sulayman Mboob
Bolong Sonko
Bai Mass Taal
Fatoumatta Tambajang
Bemba Tambedou
Yankuba Touray
Crispin Grey Johnson
Antouman Saho
Lamin Bojang
Marie Saine Firdaus
Edward Gomez
Mamburay Njie
Nana Grey Johnson
Abdou Colley
Momodou Sabally

Compiled by Mathew K Jallow

Thank you Yahya Jammeh on your two decade anniversary for tearing Gambia apart. 

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