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Gambia seeks U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass’s support for truth, justice in Gambia’s death

Jun 15, 2020, 12:14 PM

The Honourable Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, solicits support from Congresswoman, Karen Bass. US lawmaker is the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and also the Africa Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the United States Congress.

Dr. Tangara made the request during a telephone call with the Congresswoman on Thursday 11th June. He asked for truth and justice to prevail in the case of Gambian citizen, Lamin Sisay, 39, who died in Atlanta,Georgia, US.

Additionally, Minister Tangara expressed concern about the safety of Gambians and African Americans in the US. In solidarity, he expressed that “Neither of us is safe until all of us are safe.” He also extended an invitation for Congresswoman Bass and members of Congressional Black Caucus to visit The Gambia, land of Kunta Kinteh.

The discussion mainly centred on how to ensure justice for Mr. Lamin Sisay and also to preserve the memory of George Floyd. Minister Tangara used the opportunity to thank Congresswoman Bass for efforts employed in attaining a just and equal society in the US and across the world.

Congresswoman Karen is leading the U.S congress’s effort to respond to police brutality against black Americans. On Monday 8th June, she led the tabling of a bill introduced by Democrats with a view to bringing an end to police misconduct with reform.

Issued by the Communication Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad

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