(LEFT) Abdou Karim Jammeh, known as AKJ at his one-room home. In 2000 AKJ was shot through his knee by former Gambian president Jammeh’s security forces during nationwide student protests. The students came out to demand justice after a male student was tortured by firefighters and died, and a young female student was raped by two paramilitary officers. Sixteen unarmed people, including fourteen young students, were shot and killed during two days of protests and many, like AKJ, sustained life-changing injuries. Gambia’s Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission report released in Nov 2021 holds Jammeh, his Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy and heads of the security agencies responsible for the killings.
(RIGHT) Fatou O. Barrow, daughter of slain journalist Omar Barrow holding a picture of her father. Omar was a news editor and also a Red Cross volunteer. He was shot dead during student protests in 2000 by Gambian security services while attending to an injured student