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Jammeh’s ally admits to role in killings


A senior former politician from The Gambia has admitted to the country’s truth commission that he was responsible for the execution of soldiers accused of trying to topple the former President Yahyah Jammeh.

Edward Singhateh was one of four junior officers who carried out the coup in 1994 that brought Mr Jammeh to power.

Months later eleven soldiers were accused of launching a counter coup.

Mr Singateh told the truth commission that he and Mr Jammeh had agreed to execute the soldiers although he says he did not fire the shots.

The commission is investigating alleged rights abuses during Mr Jammeh’s 20-two year rule.

He fled the country in 2017 after losing an election.
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