Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has called for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the deaths of African migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean by boat to Europe.
Nearly 2,000 migrants had died by early May, according to the International Organization for Migration, with about 800 killed in a single shipwreck in April.
Many thousands have reached southern Europe by the sea route. Gambia, with a population of only 1.9 million, is one of the leading countries of origin of the migrants.
“We have a right to call the ICC to investigate not only cases of Gambians but the case of thousands of African young people who have died on the European coast under unusual circumstances,” Jammeh said…
We’ve posted on him before: He made the same complaint in 2014.
He is also obsessed with homosexuality: Gambia’s Muslim President Says: “We Will Fight Homosexual Vermin Just As We Fight Malaria-Causing Mosquitoes”