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Momodou



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Posted - 10 Apr 2014 :  12:43:50  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Today & Tomorrow is another anniversary when students and a Red Cross worker were shot and killed with live ammunitions on April 10th and 11th, 2000.
On those two fateful days, Gambian students took to the streets protesting against the death of their fellow student Ebrima Barry, who died while under custody and the raping of a teenage female student Binta Manneh.


May their souls rest in peace.

A clear concience fears no accusation - proverb from Sierra Leone

kobo



United Kingdom
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Posted - 10 Apr 2014 :  20:16:30  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1. Remembering the 04/10/2000 student massacre in The Gambia, may all victims and young souls rest in peace. Ameen!


2. Gainako with An eye witness Account to Gambia’s Student Massacre in 2000.

3. Jollof News with Exiled Former Gambian Student Leader Speaks

4. Related Bantaba topic Justice for April 10 Victims

Edited by - kobo on 11 Apr 2014 02:49:39
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Momodou



Denmark
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Posted - 11 Apr 2014 :  21:11:06  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
REMEMBERING APRIL 10 STUDENT DEMONSTRATION Victim calls for Justice!

By Mustapha Jallow

Published on Friday, 11 April 2014

Today, April 10th 2014, marks 14 years since the tragic event which led to the brutal killing of 14 students by the security forces during a peaceful demonstration at Westfield, in the Kanifing Municipality, and Brikamaba, in the Central River Region, respectively. It all started with the death of Ebrima Barry, a student at Brikama, who was said to have been tortured by personnel of the Gambia Fire and Ambulance Service stationed in Brikama and the alleged rape of a girl at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

This led to demands for justice by the Gambia Students’ Union (GAMSU) which proposed a peaceful protest march that ended tragically and claimed the lives of 14 students who died from gunshots from the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) as well as the physical injury of many students.
Abdoukarim Jammeh, one of the student victims who sustained a gunshot but survived with a disabled left leg, said the tragic event has left an indelible mark on him that will never be forgotten. He described the event as both terrible and sorrowful.

"I am calling on the state to intervene and bring the culprits to book, as justice needs to take its course,” appealed the victim. Jammeh said the issue should not be brushed under the carpet and forgotten without justice for the victims.
He said they have not received any compensation from the state for the injustice meted out on them by the members of the security force. Jammeh concluded by calling on the general public to remember and pray for those who died in this tragic incident of 10 and 11 April 2000.

Source: Foroyaa

A clear concience fears no accusation - proverb from Sierra Leone
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kobo



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Posted - 15 Apr 2014 :  01:38:57  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1. APRIL 10 CRISIS ("The key finding was made by the Coroner.")

Published on Sunday, 13 April 2014 | Written by Ousman Njie

According to the statement issued on the Report of the Commission of Enquiry into Public disturbances of 10 and 11 April 2000, “the events of 10th and 11th April 2000 were clearly a turning point in the history of the Gambian Nation.

The events have shown that peace must be deliberately nurtured. If it is not, anarchy and civil strife may be the consequences, as events in some neighbouring countries have shown.”

As we remember the victims the above statement should preoccupy the mind of every Gambian, especially those holding public office. The lives of almost two million people are in their hands.

It all started with the intention of GAMSU to hold a peaceful demonstration on Monday 10th April 2000, to see justice done in the case of the alleged rape of Binta Manneh and the alleged murder of Ebrima Barry.

Inexperienced in crowd control of unarmed protestors and submitting to irrational command, those deployed to disperse the students armed with guns and life bullets decided to use them. The Lartey Commission, headed by Justice Felix Lartey has traced what happened and their findings have been published.

The key finding was made by the Coroner. In short, upon Application by the Attorney General, a Coroner’s Inquest was convened and on the key issue of the cause of death, it came up with the following verdict:

“1. That Abdoulie Sanyang of Old Jeshwang died from a stampede and that his death was as a result of an accident.

2. That Bubacarr Badjie, a student, aged 10, died of gunshot wounds from a high velocity weapon on the 10th day of April, 2000.

3. That Wuyeh Fode Mansally, a student of Tallinding Islamic Institute died of gunshot wounds from a high velocity weapon on the 10th day of April, 2000.

4. That Momodou Lamin Njie; a student of The Gambia Technical Training Institute, G.T .T .I. died of gunshot wounds on the 1oth day of April , 2000 .

5. That Calisco Prera, a resident of New Jeshwang, died of gun shot wounds on the10th day of April 2000.

6. That Karamo Barrow, a former student of the Institute for Continuing Education, l.C.E., died of gunshot wound on Monday the 10th of April.

7. That Reginald Carrol, a student of La Fourmi Institute, Kanifing, died of gunshot wounds on Monday, the 10th day of April, 2000.

8. That Omar Barrow, a Journalist and a Gambia Red Cross Volunteer, died of gunshot wounds on Monday, the 10th day of April, 2000.

9. That Momodou Lamin Chune, a student of Latrikunda Middle School, died of gunshot wounds on Monday the 10th of April, 2000.

10. That Lamin A. Bojang, a student of Nusrat Senior Secondary School, died of gunshot wounds on Monday the 1oth day of April, 2000.

11. That Ousman Sabally, a student of Brikamaba Upper Basic School, C.R.D. died of gunshot wounds on Tuesday the 11th day of April, 2000 and,

12. That (An unknown male teenager) of Brikama, Western Division died of gunshot wounds on Monday, the 1oth of April, 2000. And for the avoidance of doubt, I am convinced that all the above deaths which were attributed to gunshot wounds were caused by live bullets.”

As we remember the dead and the injured, investigation should be done to find out how the families of the dead and those injured who are still alive, are faring. Foroyaa is inspired by Abdoukarim Jammeh, a victim who walks to the office every year to be interviewed on the incident.

History has recordings of his efforts to ensure that the victims are given support and that the incident is never repeated.

Source: Foroyaa Editorial

2. NOTED ABOVE NAMES MISSING FROM CORONER'S REPORT PUBLISHED IN FOROYAA EDITORIAL;
  • Ebrima Barry - 1st Victim

  • Bamba Jobarteh

  • Sainey Nyabally

  • Ousman Sembene

  • Bakary Njie


Edited by - kobo on 15 Apr 2014 02:22:53
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kobo



United Kingdom
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Posted - 27 Apr 2014 :  02:56:31  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Disable Students of April 10/11


Edited by - kobo on 27 Apr 2014 04:48:14
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kobo



United Kingdom
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Posted - 27 Apr 2014 :  03:01:11  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
DIASPORA MEDICAL FUND RAISING 2014 PRESS RELEASE IN SUPPORT OF APRIL 10/11 VICTIMS & LONDON DEMONSTRATION PHOTO HELD SATURDAY 26TH APRIL, 2014 FROM TRAFALGAR SQUARE TO 10 DOWNING STREET.


Click Her To Help the Victims of April 10/11

Edited by - kobo on 27 Apr 2014 09:21:54
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Momodou



Denmark
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Posted - 10 Apr 2015 :  10:05:15  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Today is another Anniversary. May the souls of the departed rest in peace, we are still waiting for justice.

A clear concience fears no accusation - proverb from Sierra Leone
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