29 Apr Stories Behind Doors Gambia – Yundum Army Barracks
Stories Behind DoorsGambia, West Africa – ‘Well come to No.4‘, Yundum Army Barracks, The Gambia – this door, to a Gambian soldiers quarters, overlooks the site on the camp where the bodies of seven murdered soldiers were exhumed. The soldiers were murdered by soldiers loyal to the former president, Yahya Jammeh, for being allegedly part of a counter-coup in November 1994. Witnesses say eleven soldiers were buried at the barracks, so far only seven have been found. Along with the bone fragments, electrical cables were also found that were used to bind the victims’ hands. The only clothing found were underwear, corroborating witness testimonies that the men were stripped almost naked before being shot.
Along with the bone fragments, electrical cables were also found that were used to bind the victims’ hands…
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Header image – Family members, and TRRC members gather around the exhumation site at Yundum Barracks, The Gambia © Jason Florio – see more @jasonflorio/Instagram