The exiled former leader has been accused of raping at least three women at the height of his power, but pursuing legal consequences against Jammeh is likely to prove very difficult, if not impossible. One reason for this is that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission does not have the power to prosecute, while the government would have to extradite him from Equatorial Guinea, to face trial.
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