Federal Prosecutors at the U.S. Department of Justice have pressed further charges at a court in Colorado against Michael Sang Correa, a member of ex-President Jammeh’s death squad known as the Junglers.
According to a new bill of indictment seen by The Alkamba Times, Micheal Sang Correa, 43, now faces more charges, including torture, conspiracy, and murder.
Local media in the U.S. reported that a Federal Grand Jury released a 14-page indictment against Correa.
It would be recalled that on June 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice, under the U.S. extra-territorial torture statute, charged Correa with six counts of torture and one count of conspiracy to commit torture.
In the last indictment before the U.S. District Court of Colorado, the Department of Justice alleged that Correa was responsible for torturing at least six people in 2006 following an attempted coup against Yahya Jammeh.
Correa and other Junglers allegedly beat their victims with plastic pipes, wires, and tree branches, covered the victims’ heads with plastic bags, and subjected some to electric shocks.
The indictment further alleges that one victim was suspended over the ground in a rice bag and beaten severely. At the same time, molten plastic or acid was dripped on other victims’ bodies.
Correa had pleaded not guilty to the charges and was placed in detention awaiting trial.
Part of the charges was joining the Junglers and administering torture, which included beating, extinguishing cigarettes on people, pouring burning plastic on them, and putting plastic bags over their heads, the court documents show. His victims included U.S. citizens.
Correa, currently in detention in Denver, Colorado, was alleged to be a notorious Gambian death squad member reporting directly to the ex-President.
Its members have confessed to committing torture and serious human rights abuses in The Gambia.
Former Junglers told the country’s truth commission, TRRC, that Correa not only tortured individuals suspected of planning a coup but also participated in numerous extra-judicial killings.
These include the killing of journalists Deyda Hydara and Chief Ebrima Manneh in 2004 and 2012, respectively, and the murder of Gambian-Americans Alhagie Mamut Ceesay and Ebou Jobe in 2013.