April 10th survivor demands justice from government

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Abdou Karim Jammeh, a survivor of April 10 and 11 students’ demonstration in Year 2000, in which more than 13 students were massacred has finally demanded justice from government nearly 18 years after the incident.

Mr. Jammeh who walked into The Point’s office yesterday April 9, 2018, said they have been yearning for justice since Jammeh’s regime but to no avail.

He added that they were pleased with the change of government while hoping for justice. However, he said it has been over a year since Barrow’s government came to power and no justice is yet to be seen.

“We want Barrow’s government to know and understand that we have been suffering for 18 years,” he said, while urging the government to try to understand the feelings, cry and pains of survivors and parents who lost their children.

He appealed for support on behalf of his fellow survivors from government for medical treatment which is still pending, saying medical treatment should be major priority.

According to him, 25 April 2017, 10 survivors and victims of human rights violation were promised overseas treatment by the Turkish Embassy in Banjul and given free visas and treatment, but since last year they are yet to see any results and want government particularly the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to tell them what is going on.

“We definitely need this treatment because we have been suffering for a long time,” he went on, pointing out that their medical reports should be updated so as to go for an overseas treatment but the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare said the files should be sent to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital.

He therefore called on the ministry to update their medical reports as soon as possible so that they can go for their treatments.

Author: Cherno Omar Bobb
Source: Picture: Abdou Karim Jammeh