Court Jails Gambian Ex-Minister For Crimes.

Court Jails Gambian Ex-Minister For Crimes.

Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court on Wednesday sentenced Gambian former interior minister Ousman Sonko to 20 years in prison for crimes against humanity.

Sonko, was convicted over a string of offences committed between 2000 and 2016 under the regime of former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh.

Reading the verdict, the clerk of the court said Sonko had been given a “custodial sentence of 20 years”.

Sonko can appeal the verdict.

State prosecutors had sought life imprisonment for Sonko at the trial in Bellinzona, southern Switzerland, which began in January.

Sonko has been in Swiss custody since his arrest in January 2017 after applying for asylum following his sacking from the West African nation’s government.





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