Growing support for prosecuting perpetrators of crimes during the Jammeh administration

A growing number of Gambians want perpetrators of crimes and human rights abuses
during former President Yahya Jammeh’s administration to be tried in court, the latest
Afrobarometer study shows.

Over the past three years, the proportion of citizens in favour of seeking Jammeh’s
extradition has also increased significantly. However, opinions are divided on the
government’s decision to sell Jammeh’s properties and on whether he should be
allowed to return to the country.


Almost three-fourths (73%) of Gambians say perpetrators of crimes and human-rights
abuses during Jammeh’s regime should be tried in court, a 5-percentage-point
increase compared to 2018

Six in 10 Gambians (61%) say the government should seek the extradition of Jammeh,
a 10-percentage point increase compared to 2018.

More than one in four citizens (28%) say they or a member of their family suffered
human-rights abuses under Jammeh’s regime

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