Sonko case: "There may be a two-tier justice system" in Senegal

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Ousmane Sonko, Senegalese opposition deputy.


By: Christophe Boisbouvier Follow

8 min

In Senegal, the legal noose is tightening around the opposition deputy Ousmane Sonko, who came third in the 2019 presidential election and who is now being prosecuted for rape by the employee of a beauty salon in Dakar, where he was going to have a massage.

Is it only a court case or is it a political plot mounted by President Macky Sall, as the accused shouts loudly?

Moussa Diaw is a teacher-researcher at Gaston Berger University.

Online from Saint-Louis in Senegal, he answers questions from Christophe Boisbouvier.

  • Senegal

  • Macky Sall

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