Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees on Monday declined to shine a light on Gambian refugees reportedly arrested by the immigration police, referring our information request to the Office of the Chief Prosecutor.
“[I] unfortunately have to tell you that we do not comment on individual cases,” said Christoph Dieter, Press Officer for the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in a missive sent to this reporter.
Last weekend, some news sites echoed the arrest of seven Gambian refugees allegedly tied to Yahya Jammeh’s hit squad. Gambian authorities are yet to react on the news widely circulated on social media platforms.
The ongoing Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC) has so far received disturbing testimonies of ex-members of the kill team. They all confessed the atrocities they carried out, and made it clear that they acted at the direction of former President Jammeh.
As the fate of the arrestees remains unknown, hopes are high that the Office of the Prosecutor will lift of the veil on a case that continues to attract media attention…
Written by Abdoulie John
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