By Dawda Baldeh
Reed Brody an American human right lawyer knows as (Dictator Hunter), said for former exiled President, Yahya Jammeh to face trail in The Gambia may cause instability, this is because some of his supporters are still in denial of the atrocities committed by Jammeh.
Speaking to the Daily News, Lawyer Brody said, “I don’t think it will be a good idea to bring Yahya Jammeh back in The Gambia for trial,” Brody said. “Everybody I have spoken to in The Gambia; Victims, Diplomats, Experts, on the streets will feel that might cause instability.”
Lawyer Brody said, it will be better for Yahya Jammeh to face trail in other countries if Equatorial Guinea is willing to surrender him (Jammeh).
Brody is currently working with victims of the former president Yahya Jammeh in The Gambia. The human right specialist said, victims deserve justice for what the former Gambian “Dictator Yahya Jammeh” did for two decades.
Mr. Brody who wore a T-Shirt with a slogan “Jammeh to Justice”, “I am a real dictator hunter” said the idea behind the T-Shirt is that all victims, activists who are helping victims to seek justice are dictator hunters.
Lawyer Brody said, he is hopeful that the TRRC will recommend reparation for victims and also recommend institutional reforms for those who are responsible for crimes during Jammeh’s regime to be brought to justice.
When asked about if the recommendations of the TRRC fail to be implemented? Brody said, civil societies, Activists, TANGO, and victims will not ignore the recommendations of the TRRC.
He added that the TRRC is at their final stage of preparing their recommendations and government should not wait for six months (6) to issue white paper.
Brody said victims want to see the recommendations of the TRRC to be implemented by the government of The Gambia.
The Dictator Hunter said, the TRRC has not provided evidence linking Yahya Jammeh directly to the murder of Deyda Hydara and the Massacre of 59 West African migrants in 2005. He said the funny AIDS treatment and witch hunt.
Brody is a Human Right Lawyer who specialize in helping victims pursue abusive leaders for atrocities, and has gained fame as the “Dictator Hunter.”
Brody worked as counsel for the victims in the case of the exiled former dictator of Chat, Hissène Habré who was convicted of crimes against humanity in Senegal.
He has also worked with victims of Augusto Pinochet and Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier.