Sabally           Chongan     Jallow       Wade                Jammeh

It’s about time for Colonel Sarr, Chongan and all those who suffered from the hands of Sana Bairo  Sabally to consider filing a torture case against the erstwhile AFPRC Vice Chairman to the International court of justice. Sarr and Chongan should start coordinating this proposed move since Sabally has not demonstrated any sin of remorse on  his past cruel and barbaric actions against our people. A test case needs to be filed against him to deter would be  human rights violators in the name of governance. Justice should be meted out to Sabally in the interest of fair play and equality. There is no amount defense one can put up to defend a criminal like Sabally. Defending Sabally tantamount to aiding and abetting a criminal who had not only oppressed our people, but persecuted them as well. Our today’s lead story tells it all. On the whole, the mighty Sabally who off late projects himself as a saint, preacher and a decent man had blood stains on his hands. Thanks to these loyal sources,  Sabally’s  past terror activities are coming to light. Interestingly, the accused person  Sana Sabally is ignoring these damning allegations. Silence means guilt. Considering the gravity of the allegations made against him by Colonel Sarr, Chongan and others, one would have expected Sabally to defend these allegations. But no, Sabally is treating these allegations under the carpet. There is no doubt in our minds that his image has been shattered. A former army officer who worth his salt and had nothing to hide would have responded to these pressing allegations.

Secondly, what gave credence to the allegations raised against Sabally  is  his lack of public sympathy. There is no member of  his family, the silence majority of Gambians neither former and present members of the armed forces who build up a defense for him. The average Gambian believe that Sana Sabally is a serial killer, persecutor, a bad man with vicious characteristics, the list goes on and on…. Supposed Sabally happens to die today, he would leave a bad legacy behind. His kids and grand kids have nothing to be proud of him. His future has been battered because of his past criminal activities. History has already judged him badly. What a sad situation.

We agree with Colonel Sarr. What happened on November 11 tantamount to genocide. The Gambian situation to some extent can be compared to the Rwandan genocide. These mass killings of Gambian soldiers spearheaded by Sana Sabally and co  without any judicial trial accorded to the alleged coupists  is an affront to democracy, the rule of law and good governance. There was no justification for Sabally and co to take the lives of these officers without giving chance to the rule of law to take its cause. What happened on November 11 was a blood bath. Officers were murdered in cold blood.

Chongan who is about to finish his  Bar course should liaise with the chief prosecutor of the UN Court Assan Jallow on the modalities of filing torture case against Sana Sabally. Admitted, Chongan is a legal mind, but should not be complacent in tapping different views on a serious matter like this. We call it Sana Sabally’s “Crime against Humanity.” The information volunteered by Sarr, Chongan and others is enough for a case to be registered against Sabally. The UN court has mandate to hear the matter. Families of the November 11 victims are alive and can also be used as witnesses to support such a case.

There has been too much talking without action. It’s time for action. Victims of Sana Sabally’s  torture activities should come under one umbrella to register a case against this monster parading himself as a bornagain. Even it would require writing to Western foreign missions in Africa to oppose any form of sanctuary to be accorded to him in the future. The likes of Sabally should pay for their past barbaric actions. No mercy or sympathy for them. Let them pay for the price. What goes around, comes around.

The likes of Colonel Sarr and Chongan should not be condemned but encouraged to tell us their side of the story. These people seem to know a lot about the junta and its past activities. Admitted, we did raised some important issues with the two, but that does not suggest in any way that we will support any move- be it from the media, the public domain to antagonize them. The media is morally obliged to hold them accountable for their past actions, but we should not lost track of the realities that ours is to serve as referee and not otherwise. Lets leave the rest to our readers to pass judgments. Period!!!

For the records, we deem it crucially imperative to condemn Sana Sabally’s past criminal activities and his apparent failure to defend his battered image. It’s also wrong for anyone to blame us for giving Sabally the opportunity  to freely express himself here on Freedom. Our’s not to be judgmental, but to give voice to all and sundry irrespective of one’s political affiliation, creed, color, religion, tribe or political settings. As a leading independent media outlet, we shall continue to give voice to all and sundry without any form of rancor. We believe in empowering our readers.

Having said that, it’s incumbent upon those supposedly wronged by Sabally to counter his rantings. And that’s exactly what Sarr and Chongan did. We praised the two for exposing the past terror activities of Sabally. This is what we expect from any true patriot. Nothing much, nothing less.

Finally, the United Nations Refugee office in Dakar, Senegal,  should be informed about Sabally’s past crimes before filing the said proposed law suit against him. Sabally’s case is beyond politics, tribalism and nepotism. It should be everybody’s business to see to it that Sabally faces justice.  After all, Dot Faal, Basiru Barrow, Saye and others deserve to live like Sabally. Jammeh with all his tyrannical policies speared the live of Sana Sabally, who was equally accused of treason. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. Sabally should face justice. We rest our case!!!

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Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007 (Archive on Tuesday, June 26, 2007)
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in May 18th, 2007 at 3:42 am

I HAVE BEEN A HABITUAL READER OF YOUR PIECE CONCERNING THE POLITICS IN THE GAMBIA BOTH PAST AND PRESENT.I CAN’T HELP BUT SHOW MY DISAPPOINTMENT IN YOUR CONTANT CALL FOR REVENGE AND RETRIBUTION.FOR A SUPPOSEDLY INTELLIGENT PEOPLE LIKE YOURSELF FAILING TO REALISE THAT THE SITUATION IN THE GAMBIA NEEDS RECONCILIATION RATHER THAN RETRIBUTION,IS VERY WORRING.THEREFORE I HAVE STARTED QUESTIONING THE MOTIVES BEHIND ALL THIS RHETORIC.I PERSONALLY THINK THAT ANY GAMBIAN WHO IS HELL BENT ON BRINGING BACK SOME SORT OF DEMOCRACY TO OUR BELOVED COUNTRY SHOULD BE CALLING FOR RECONCILIATION RATHER THAN REVENGE.I WONDER WHAT SOUTH AFRICA WOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE TODAY, IF NELSON MANDELA HAD CALLED FOR THE LATER?I TELL YOU WHAT THOUGH,WE ALL KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IN IRAQ FOLLOWING THE EXECUTION OF SADDAM.PLEASE SPARE US WITH SUCH EDITORIAL AND SET ASIDE ANY PERSONAL REASONS FOR CHOOSING SUCH A PATH.ANYONE FOR AFRICAN NATIONALOSM?

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