The sentence fell for Ousmane Sonko, declared candidate for the presidential election of 2024 and the most restive opponent of President Macky Sall. He was sentenced Thursday, June 1, to two years in prison for "corruption of youth" by the criminal chamber which acquitted him of the alleged facts of rape.

The same chamber sentenced Mr. Sonko's co-accused, Ms. Ndèye Khady Ndiaye, owner of the beauty salon where Mr. Sonko was accused of abusing an employee on several occasions, to two years in prison.

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