“Islam, as you know, is a religion of peace, and it gives you this inner strength, this inner ability and a sense of justice. Together with my experience, this will help a lot.” – Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.
Bensouda was born in 1961 as Fatou Nyang into a polygamous family in The Gambia’s capital, Banjul.
“She served as a legal adviser for one of the most ruthless dictators in the world.” – her “stained past” as a senior official in the government of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh.
‘From The Gambia to The Hague: Meet Israel’s new public enemy number one’ – Times of Israel