Swiss Court Convicts Gambia's Former Interior Minister

A court in Switzerland has declared the country's former Interior Minister Ousman Sonko guilty of crimes against humanity committed while he occupied several positions of authority in the Gambia from 2000 to 2016.

He is the most senior official to be tried in Europe using universal jurisdiction that allows serious crimes to be prosecuted anywhere, according to Deutsche Welle. The 55-year-old was accused by prosecutors of carrying out several offenses, including murder, torture, and rape under the regime of former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh.

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