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Former Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh’s Assets In The United States Seized

The property of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh in the United States has been seized, according to a statement from the Treasury Department and the State Department.

According to a statement released by the US Treasury Department’s Foreign Assets Control Bureau, the former Gambian President has been guilty of “a history of serious human rights and corruption violations” during his reign of 22 years old.

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The sanctions are in line with a law targeting those responsible for serious human rights violations around the world.

The related companies of Jammeh are Africada Airways, Africada Financial Services and Bureau de Change Ltd, Africada Insurance Company, Africada Micro-Finance Ltd and Atlantic Pelican Company.

The sanctions also target Yankuba Badjie, former head of the defunct National Intelligence Agency (NIA), the instrument of repression of the regime of Mr. Jammeh.

Yahyah Jammeh has led Gambia since the coup from 1994 to January 2017.

He lives in exile in Equatorial Guinea today.

BBC

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