Switzerland: Court Convicts Gambia’s Former Interior Minister of Crimes Against Humanity

Source: US News & World Report

“A Swiss federal court on Wednesday found a former government minister from Gambia guilty of crimes against humanity under former dictator Yahya Jammeh, according to a Geneva non-governmental organisation providing support for the plaintiffs. … Sonko, former interior minister, is the highest-ranking official ever to be tried in Europe using universal jurisdiction which allows the most serious crimes to be prosecuted anywhere.” (05/15/24)