Gambia withdraws from International Criminal Court


It was announced yesterday, Tuesday, 25 October 2016, on the 10pm GRTS television news that the Gambia is withdrawing from Fatou Bensoudathe International Criminal Court (ICC) of the United Nations based in The Hague.

The announcement which was made by Mr. Sheriff Bojang, the Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure (MoICI), cited that one of the reasons for the Gambia’s decision to withdraw from the ICC is because the former British Prime Minister Mr. Tony Blair is not being brought before the court for prosecution, among others.

This international court is being headed by Mrs. Fatou Bensouda as Chief Prosecutor and who was also a former attorney general and minister of justice under President Yahya Jammeh’s government.

Foroyaa will report the details in tomorrow’s publication.