Gambia’s ex-president Yahya Jammeh was responsible for the murder of dozens in his native Gambia, while stealing tens of millions of dollars from his impoverished nation to enrich himself. Jammeh was also a vicious misogynist and sexual predator, and brutally suppressed Gambia’s LGBT citizens.
Jammeh’s solicitor general and legal adviser for part of his brutal dictatorship was Fatou Bensouda. The women who is investigating Israel for war crimes on behalf of the ICC. Given Bensouda’s support of brutal dictators and human rights violators, there is zero chance that she will investigate Israel fairly. Bensouda will most likely come down hard on Israel at the behest of Hamas and the neo-Nazi Palestinian Authority.
Like the United Nations the ICC is a virulently anti-Semitic organization. As such, Israel should not co-operate with what will surely be a corrupt and one-sided investigation by the ICC. Furthermore, all decent country’s should denounce the ICC’s outrageous investigation against Israel.
Fatou Bensouda: From dictator’s legal adviser to ICC chief prosecutor
Analysis: The woman who used to advise an authoritarian president in her native Gambia is now set to launch a probe into alleged Israeli war crimes against the Palestinians; in the past, however, she has been considered an Israel ally
YnetNews, December 26, 2019:
The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda announced on Friday she is ready to investigate whether Israel was committing war crimes in the Palestinian Territories.
Although the Gambia native has had a long and distinguished career, many don’t know some interesting details about her fruitful past. For instance, she served as a legal adviser for one of the most ruthless dictators in the world.More importantly, Bensouda was once considered to be a firm ally of the State of Israel. In 2010 she faced immense pressure to investigate Israel following the Gaza flotilla raid that left nine foreign activists killed on one of the ships and 10 IDF soldiers wounded.She again fought off extreme pressure to investigate Israel back in 2014, following the Gaza war known as Operation Protective Edge.Gambia’s justice ministerFifty-eight-year-old Bensouda was born in the African country of Gambia and in 1987 was appointed as state counsel and deputy director of public prosecutions by former Gambian Prime Minister Dawda Jawara.In 1994, a military coup drove Jawara into exile and a military junior officer Yayah Jammeh took control of the country. The new leader was living a lavish and decadent lifestyle, crushing opposition, suppressing the country’s LGBT community, and effectively eliminating women’s rights.
Jammeh, nevertheless, chose Bensouda as his solicitor general and legal adviser in 1994, a position which she held for two years. In August 1998 she became Gambia’s justice minister, before being dismissed in March 2000.Her time under Jammeh’s rule has earned Bensouda a fair share of criticism, with many accusing her of turning a blind eye to the atrocities committed by the Gambian dictator.
Additionally, there are those who claim that Bensouda’s work under Jammeh should not have allowed her to be considered for such a prestigious position in the Hague.
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