US Charges Gambian Citizen For Torturing Political Prisoners During Jammeh’s Regime

A Gambian man living in the United States has been charged with torturing political prisoners in his home country following a failed coup in 2006.

Michael Sang Correa, 41, was a member of a feared paramilitary unit known as the “Junglers”.

It has been described as a “hit squad” for then President Yahya Jammeh.

Mr Correa is said to have entered the US in 2016 as bodyguard for Gambia’s vice-president on a trip to the UN but did not return home.

Soon after, President Jammeh lost the presidential election. He initially tried to extend his 22-year rule but was forced out when West African countries sent troops to the tiny nation.