ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensounda
ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague is assessing the current political situation in the West African nation of The Gambia where there have been brutal crackdowns on the supporters of the main opposition party that led to the death of one of its executive members.

The Gambian born ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda emailed The Guardian a few days after an interview with the paper published on Sunday June 5, to express her regret for not mentioning the situation in her home country.

“She has asked her team to assess the situation,” The Guardian reported.

Last Wednesday, Bensouda, told the Dakar-based West Africa Democracy Radio that while her court has territorial jurisdiction in the Gambia and is monitoring the situation there, it does not interfere in political affairs of any country.