After two years of leaving power in the President Yahya Jamah village, the country is opening a true commission which will investigate the misuse of power over two decades in power. The commission, which was called TCRR, or the Truth Reconciliation and Reparation Commission, started hearing on Monday.
The trial of the capital Banjul will give the Yahiya Jamii government's alleged victims to public their complaints publicly.
Jamah ruled the village from 1994 to January 2017. He is accused of killing journalists, torturing and killing political opponents and encouraging a campaign that allows the so-called "witch doctors" to kidnap hundreds of people and force them to drink unreleased substances.
His paramilitary unit, Junkers, was believed to be particularly brutal. According to the Human Rights Watch, in July 2005, they briefly executed more than 50 Ghanaian, Nigerian and other West African immigrants.
At the time of the rebels in 1994, when Jemah came to power, senior commander of Gendarmari, Abirima Chongan, was the first to give a witness.
Referring to Chongan duel and he refused to take part.
"Then, Yahiya came to Jamah and others. He was his rifle. I thought that at any moment he would come for me," he said.
Immediately after the coup, the officials of the Yamaha came to him.
Chongon was locked in the famous MiG-2 prison for three years.
Chongan alleged that he was tortured by the jihad officials there.
He used physical violence, and the prison conditions were inhuman, he said.
"And you have rats. You know that you have to fight for rats with food. You know, Mile 2 is the only place I've seen the rats; they also eat soap," he said.
Chongan is one hundred to expect to give a witness.
West Africa's Amnesty International campaigner, Marta Colomer, says that the hearing is an important step for justice in the small West African country.
"It is the government's strong commitment to breaking the violation of human rights, and villagers suffer from over 20 years," said Colorer.
After losing power, Jaho escaped the Equatorial Guinea.
A video of John and Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang danced together on New Year's Eve, it was seen last week, that Obiani will ever dispatch Jamah to combat justice in Gambia.
Colomer said that despite the video, the hearing marks the attempts to justify responsibility, then it is in Gambia, Equatorial Guinea or another country.