Gambia's ex-number two admits responsibility in opposition killings

Yahya Jammeh ruled Gambia for 22 years. His regime is accused of torturing opponents, summary executions, forced disappearances and rape. FILE PHOTO | ISSOUF SANOGO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Singhateh held a number of top government positions, including that of defence minister, under Jammeh who fled the country in January 2017.
  • Human rights activists accuse Jammeh's regime of torturing opponents, summary executions, forced disappearances and rape.
  • Singhateh has admitted personally arresting two key figures involved in the 1994 coup, Sana Sabally and Sadibou Hydara.
  • Singhateh admitted his responsibility in the killings in November 1994 of 11 soldiers accused by the regime of plotting a counter-putsch.

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