Press: El Pais – ‘Gambia, The Hidden Horrors of Africa’s Silent Dictatorship’

Portrait of Amie Lowe - daughter of Ebou Lowe, a soldier executed on Yahya Jammeh's orders after being accused of a coup attempt, The Gambia, West Africa. Image ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio

Press: El Pais – Gambia, The Hidden Horrors of Africa’s Silent Dictatorship– Three years after the fall of the Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh, pressured by the street after losing at the polls, a commission (Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations – TRRC) brings to light the terrible crimes committed for two decades, supported by its apparatus of repression, the collusion of justice and the outside inaction – Read the full feature El Pais / words by José Naranjo Noble

El Pais ‘Gambia, The Hidden Horrors of Africa’s Silent Dictatorship’. Images ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio

Press: El Pais – Gambia, The Hidden Horrors of Africa’s Silent Dictatorship

El Pais: Pa Ousman Njie was driving his taxi when he was caught in an opposition party UDP demonstration on April 14, 2016 and was arrested by the security forces. 
He was brought to the National Intelligence Agency. 
“They took me down,” he says. “They covered my eyes and I felt an injection in my back, like a big staple gun, and then I felt something enter me burning inside. I was screaming, screaming, asking God for help. They started to hit me with a piece of hard rubber, he kicked me, punched me … and I thought, now I’m dead” ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio

The images are from the on-going multimedia series

by Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio

‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’

El Pais in print – tear sheet. Images © Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio

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El Pais - TRIAL FOR THE CRIMES OF THE DICTATORSHIP The Gambia settles its history. Images ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio #Portraits4PositiveChange
El Pais: TRIAL FOR THE CRIMES OF THE DICTATORSHIP The Gambia settles its history. Images © Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

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