‘April 10 and 11 victims continue to suffer indignity’

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Chairman of Victims Center, Sheriff Kijera, has said April 10 and 11, 2000 victims continue to suffer indignity, pain and poor state of health.

Mr. Kijera was speaking during a daylong symposium organised by Victims’ Center in memory of April 10 and 11 victims held at The Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute in Kanifing last week.

He said that as April 10 and 11 victims continued to suffer, perpetrators still continue to serve in the country’s security forces.

He stated that their duty is to protect human rights, noting that government lacks commitment to address their issue, while tax payers’ monies provide free medical insurance for the president and his family.

“Today, we remember April 10 and 11 victims with commitment for justice and medical assistance for those who sustained injuries and still struggling to get medical treatment to make their lives better ,’’ Kijera said.

He paid tribute to brave students who lost their lives during the year 2000 demonstrations and prayed for them to rest in peace.

Kijera urged the government to provide overseas medical treatment for April 10 and 10 victims.

He applauded TRRC, Victims’ Center, TANGO, NHC, and media for their instrumental contributions toward victims.

Author: Lamin Darboe