(JollofNews) – The Equatorial Guinean activist Tutu Alicante has expressed his resolve to push ahead with plan to scale up pressure on President Theodoro Obiang Nguema to hand over Gambia dictator and his aides to the international court.
“We should engage United Nations Security Council members on issues regarding Yahya Jammeh and the ongoing atrocities in the country,” the Executive Director of EG Justice told JollofNews.
An international campaign to bring ex-Gambian dictator and his aides to justice was launched on Saturday in Banjul. The move came on the heels of rising demands for justice as the tiny West African nation is recovering from 22-year of dictatorship by the former ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC).
Tutu Alicante said campaigners have to do a lot of work in order to force Theodoro Obiang Nguema to send former long-time ruler and his acolytes to the Hague-based court.
“I have hope that Jammeh and his associates will face justice one day,” he said.
Ex-Gambian dictator, who is suspected to have ordered countless human rights violations, is said to be enjoying a golden exile in Equatorial Guinea since he lost to President Adama Barrow in a disputed 2016 presidential election.
“There is no doubt in my mind that we can bring Jammeh to justice,” he emphasized while indicating that changes occurred in countries like Equatorial Guinea during the last two decades.
Alicante said the atrocities that happened under the previous regime need to be exposed. “We should not wait for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to take the lead in the campaign.”