Free At last! December 30 Heroes Freed from Life Imprisonment! !
The people of Gambia have freed their Heroes!
The December 30th Freedom Foundation is hereby pleased to announce that all our of heroes who were part of the December 30th, 2014 incident have just been released with a full pardon, by President Adama Barrow, after serving less than two years of a life sentence. The Heroes are:Private Modou Njie, Lt. Colonel Sarjo Jarjue, Lt. Amadou Sowe, Lt. Buba Sanneh, Abdoulie Jobe ( more names will follow as they became available)As you know these Heroes were convicted by a kangaroo court in a secret military trial with no legal representation. As we go to press these families are recuperating with their families and loved ones, in Gambia.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation to President Adama Barrow, and the Coalition Team, to the families and spouses of the Heroes, our international civil society partners, and the entire Gambian electorate, without whom, this would not have been possible. We are elated, and overwhelmed with joy, that the Gambian people have recognized and appreciated the sacrifice of these young men and their families, in their effort to liberate the Gambia from 20 years ( at the time) of Dictator Yaya Jammeh tyranny and oppressive rule.
Although they did not succeed, the inhumane and barbaric manner the fallen and captured prisoners of war were treated, became the catalyst and emotional driver for change, in the hearts of Gambians, on December 1st, 2016 at the ballot box, which culminated into peaceful change.
As we celebrate the release of our December 30th Heroes, and other prisoners of conscience, including Hon Amadou Sanneh of the UDP, amongst others, we would like to remind you the mission of the December 30th Freedom Foundation continues. We lost three gallant men on Decembers 30th, 2014; Lt. Colonel Lamin Sanneh, Jaja Nyass, and Captain Njaga Jagne. We urge you to support and donate to the D30 Freedom Foundation so that we can continue to support their families and children, financially and emotionally. Once again, we are highly appreciative and grateful, of all those who supported and continue to support the foundation, and the Coalition , which culminated into the release of our Heroes. We will be updating this story as more details become available. Thank you