U.S. Federal Prosecutors File Fresh Indictment Against Micheal Sang Correa

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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.

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.

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Sainey M.K. Marenah
Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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