~Isaiah Smith Speaks Out~
November 27th, 2015
 
International Criminal Court decides to not charge President Jammeh
By Isaiah Smith
 
President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia has been in office since July 22nd, 1994.  He has caught international attention when he stated that he will slit gay people's throats and that he will chop of their heads. His comments were extremely disturbing coming from the leader of the West African nation, The Gambia. The Gambia is a party to the Rome Statute therefore the International Criminal Court does have jurisdiction to investigate violations of the Rome Statute that have occurred in The Gambia. So Isaiah X. Smith decided to send a letter to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in which he request an investigation into his violations of the Rome Statute regarding his comments and possible actions in chopping off Gambia citizens heads and silting off their throats because of their LGBT status.
 
The letter reads:
Published by iscampaign
"President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia has stated that he will chop off gay individuals heads in his country. That is a clear violation of the domestic constitutional and the international rights of his citizens and individuals who are in his country. Even the Hon. Susan Rice who is a White House National Security Adviser denounced The Gambia's President for saying those terrible comments. 

In response to President Jammeh's statements, I am proud that I have sent a letter of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in which I have request her to open an investigation “proprio motu" into my assertions. The International Criminal Court has responded to my letter which is also attached and they have decided to not take action. Just to be clear, one of my attorneys did notify me that the ICC does take on more serious human rights offenses than the one that I listed. 

The ICC did state in their letter to me that I could bring up this issue to the appropriate international or national authorities. Therefore I will be speaking at the United Nations Human Rights Council and I will be putting pressure on the White House to help take action against The Gambia for being involved in serious violations to the rights of their citizens. The government of the Gambia does not just target LGBT citizens, but they are involved in other extreme, serious, concerning and unlawful violations that have got to stop. 

President Jammeh and his administration are not above the law and now is the time for justice and reform to occur in The Gambia."
 https://www.scribd.com/doc/291257604/Letter-to-International-Criminal-Court-reg-Pres-Jammeh-of-The-Gambia].
 
It took a couple of months for the Office of the Prosecutor to reach Mr. Smith back but they have decided to not take action at this moment. It was predicted that the ICC would have that response because the ICC typically deals with bigger human rights violations. The government of The Gambia has been accused of being involved in torture, killing citizens, unlawful detainment, restriction on reporters freedom of speech rights and other violation of international concern.  
 
Mr. Isaiah X. Smith is not going to give up and has decided to take up that human rights issue with the appropriate international authorities, such as the United Nations and the White House. He intends on Speaking at the United Nations Human Rights Council in the future over The Gambia's violations to the domestic constitutional and the international rights of their citizens. He also has plans as to putting pressure on the White House as to cutting aid to the government of The Gambia and et cetera.  He is working with attorneys in regarding to helping prosecute perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in other countries. 
 
As a 20 year old college student, he is studying to obtain a J.D degree as well as a medical degree. He was awarded the 2015 Humanist pioneer award by the American Humanist Association. Isaiah Smith has sent letters to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
 
You can read the letter by clicking on this link:
 
[ http://www.scribd.com/doc/288764020/Letter-to-HCOGR-on-Turning-Pharmaceuticals] regarding whether or not the federal government needs to regulate the pricing of pharmaceutical products. It seems as if he is on his way to success. 
 
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Respectfully,
Isaiah X. Smith
 
Isaiah Smith Campaign
P.O Box 163411
Fort Worth, Texas, 76161
http://www.isaiahxsmith.com/