Gambia commission to recommend punishments for atrocities

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    After two and a half years of hearing shocking testimony from the victims of state-sanctioned killings, Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission has concluded its assignment.

    It plans to make strong recommendations to punish those responsible for atrocities committed under former president Yahya Jammeh’s rule 25 years ago.

    But as Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports, many victims say they cannot move on.

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    The Gambia is a small West African country, bounded by Senegal, with a narrow Atlantic coastline. It’s known for its diverse ecosystems around the central Gambia River. Abundant wildlife in its Kiang West National Park and Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve includes monkeys, leopards, hippos, hyenas and rare birds. The capital, Banjul, and nearby Serrekunda offer access to beaches.

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