Prisoners watch TV in their dorm-like cell block, MILE 2 prison, Gambia ©Jason Florio Exclusive images, inside the notorious
Mile2 Prison, The Gambia, West Africa – Ex-President, Yahya Jammeh, referred to it as ‘my 5 -star hotel‘.
The exercise yard come laundry space, MILE 2 prison – image © Helen Jones-Florio
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Mile 2 Prison, The Gambia – the exercise yard of the Remand Wing – image
Mile 2 Prison, The Gambia – a prisoner looks out from his cell in the maximum security block– image ©Helen Jones-Florio.
‘ work in progress – portraits by Jason Florio. Victims of Torture, Abuse, and Dissent‘
From 1994 -2017 Yahya Jammeh ruled the Gambia, West Africa as his own fiefdom, crushing dissent, and opposition with brutality. With Jammeh’s ouster and flight into exile, hundreds of Gambians now feel safe to come forward and speak freely about the crimes committed against them by his regime. This is a work in progress…
Mile 2 Prison, The Gambia – prisoners in the main exercise yard of the prison – image ©Helen Jones-Florio.
Watch the trailer for: ‘
We Never Gave Up – ‘ made for Stories of courage in Gambia Amnesty International. The documentary tells the stories of human rights defenders fighting against former-President Jammeh’s oppressive state.
Watch “We Never Gave Up: Stories of Courage in Gambia” – trailer for Amnesty International
Ballo Kanteh – an ex-political prisoner, he shows the burns he suffered after melted plastic was dripped onto his skin by Jammeh’s hit-squad, the Junglers. Kanteh spent 18-year detention at the notorious Mile 2 prison – for the first two years, he was held in solitary confinement in a pitch dark cell, which has permanently damaged his eyesight ©Jason Florio
GoFundMe: The Gambia – Victims, and Resister of a Regime
To face the past, victims, and resisters, of the Jammeh regime come forward – #Portraits4PostiveChange
‘In a global political climate where authoritarian rule is on the rise – where autocratic leaders crush dissent, and opposition, with brutality and little or no regard for human rights – it is essential to keep telling the stories of the victims of such regimes. Your support will enable us to continue our work, to create an extensive body of portraits of the victims of the 22-year brutal dictatorship of the Yahya Jammeh’s regime, as a tool for positive change and advocacy…’ Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio
The wife and son of Harouna Jammeh, who was murdered along with his sister on the orders of his brother, former president Yahya Jammeh. Harouna’s daughter, Ayeshah Jammeh, has since co-founded the ‘ Gambia Centre for Victims of Human Rights Violations‘ – Image ©Jason Florio
Please check out our
GoFundMe campaign to find out more and why this is so important… and help spread the word, by sharing on social media. We’ll thank everyone, individually. And, if you donate, we’ll send you a handmade postcard, once we get to the Gambia.
Ex-president, Yahya Jammeh, with his ever-present security force ©Jason Florio
From 1994 -2017 Yahya Jammeh ruled the Gambia, West Africa as his own fiefdom, crushing dissent, and opposition with brutality. With Jammeh’s ouster and flight into exile, hundreds of Gambians now feel safe to come forward and speak freely about the crimes committed against them by his regime.
This portrait series is a work in progress…
Jugana Susso, was arrested and detained during a peaceful demonstration by President Jammeh’s feared security services ©Jason Florio.
Read/see more images on Jason Florio’s
blog and website.
“We Never Gave Up: Stories of Courage in Gambia” watch the documentary trailer Image © Helen Jones-Florio (inside Mile2 prison)
“We Never Gave Up: Stories of Courage in Gambia” free doc screening, Aug 13th, London. Image © Helen Jones-Florio ( inside Mile2 prison)
Watch the trailer on Vimeo – ‘We Never Gave Up-stories of courage in Gambia’
Ever wondered what it was like to be a human rights defender in during GAMBIA Yahya Jammeh’s regime?
Watch the trailer
For more details about the
free screening of the full documentary, in London – and how to register – please visit Amnesty Internationals twitter feed.
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