Monday, April 19

Lessons Learnt from the TRRC’s Interim Reparations “Turkish Medical Trip”

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Lessons Learnt from the TRRC’s Interim Reparations “Turkish Medical Trip”

Turkish Medical Trip

Oumie Jagne (right) Husband and Children – April 10-2000 Victim Photo (c) Louise Alsan

Life Impact and Call for Help

This has impacted Oumie’s life negatively according to her “the injury has worsened; my husband has been taking care of me and the kids, he does the washing because I can’t do anything. If I have any problem, I usually reach out to my family who usually helps me with some money to take care of the children.”

“My children will ask me ‘Mama, since you came back from Turkey your hand has worsened? But with the help of God, you will surely recover especially if you get the support to go to another country”.

Determined to pursue justice and reparations Oumie is demanding that “the perpetrators who are responsible for this injury should be brought before the law and justice delivered.”

Oumie is currently waiting for the Doctors to complete her medical report, after she did an X-Ray and was informed by the Doctors that the arm is not in great shape. She calls on the Victims Centerto assist her and she is calling on the TRRC to help her out again because the pain is really disturbing. I am pleading for help to treat my arm to go back to my business.”

Although some of the victims that benefitted from the treatment are making progress, Oumie Jagne and Yusupha Mbye’s case highlights that all victims should be provided sufficient medical treatment to fully recover.

This article is supported by the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ).