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Senegal: Delayed Elections Spark Violence, Repression

Human Rights Watch 13 Feb 2024
Police fired a tear gas grenade that hit me,” said a protester who went out to demonstrate in Dakar’s Colobane neighborhood on February 9 ... “I represent dozens among those arrested in the Dakar region,” said Amadou Sow, a human rights lawyer.
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Senegal: Pre-Election Crackdown

Human Rights Watch 22 Jan 2024
“Criticizing officials is not a crime and no one should face prison time for doing so,” said Faye’s lawyer ... Sarr, the lawyer who represents numerous detained protesters, told Human Rights Watch ... I asked the guards whether I could talk to my lawyer.
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Senegal Constitutional Council rejects opposition leader's presidential bid

Urdu Point 06 Jan 2024
Dakar, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th Jan, 2024) Senegal's Constitutional Council on Friday rejected the candidacy of jailed opposition leader Ousmane Sonko to run in next month's ...
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Senegal Constitutional Council rejects opposition leader's presidential candidacy

Urdu Point 05 Jan 2024
Dakar, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Jan, 2024) Senegal's Constitutional Council on Friday rejected the candidacy of jailed opposition leader Ousmane Sonko to run in next month's ...
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Senegal court rejects opposition leader's presidential bid

Urdu Point 05 Jan 2024
Dakar, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Jan, 2024) Senegal's Constitutional Council on Friday rejected the candidacy of jailed opposition leader Ousmane Sonko to run in next month's presidential vote, his lawyer said.
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Senegal top court rejects opposition leader Sonko’s appeal in libel case

Al Jazeera 05 Jan 2024
Sonko lost on all counts,” state lawyer El Hadji Diouf said on Friday after the ... “The fight will continue,” his lawyer Cire Cledor Ly told reporters outside the court building in the capital, Dakar.
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Court ruling deals blow to Senegal opposition leader's presidency hopes

Urdu Point 17 Nov 2023
Dakar, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Nov, 2023) Senegal's Supreme Court on Friday overturned a judgment that had put detained political opponent Ousmane Sonko back in the 2024 presidential race, ruling that the case should be retried.
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W.African court deals blow to Senegal opposition leader

Eye Witness News 17 Nov 2023
DAKAR, SENEGAL - A West African regional court on Friday dealt a severe blow to detained Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko's chances at running for president, with his political fate now resting with Senegal's Supreme Court.
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Lawyers for Niger’s ousted president ask regional court to reinstate him

Business Day 06 Nov 2023
Dakar — Lawyers for Niger’s ousted president Mohamed Bazoum asked a West African regional court on Monday to order that he be reinstated, arguing that his detention and overthrow violated his rights.
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Lawyers for Niger's ousted president ask regional court to reinstate him

Reuters 06 Nov 2023
DAKAR, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Lawyers for Niger's ousted president Mohamed Bazoum asked a West African regional court on Monday to order that he be reinstated, arguing that his detention and overthrow violated his rights.
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Senegalese opposition leader Sonko regains consciousness but remains on hunger strike, lawyer says

The Lawton Constitution 26 Oct 2023
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A lawyer for Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko said Thursday that the detained politician had regained consciousness but remains “in a very precarious condition” on hunger strike ... 17, according to lawyer Juan Branco ... .
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Lawyers call for ousted Niger president's release after the junta says it foiled an escape attempt

Atchison Globe 20 Oct 2023
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Lawyers for Niger’s ousted president called for his immediate release Friday, a day after the ruling military junta said it had thwarted an overnight attempt by the president to escape house arrest with his family nearly ... .
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Niger's ousted president Bazoum detained in secret location - lawyers

Reuters 20 Oct 2023
DAKAR, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Niger's ousted President Mohamed Bazoum is being held in a secret location by the junta that seized power in the West African state, lawyers representing him said on ...
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Lawyers call for ousted Niger president’s release after the junta says it foiled an escape attempt

Wtop 20 Oct 2023
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Lawyers for Niger’s ousted president called for his immediate release Friday, a day after the ruling military junta said it had thwarted an overnight attempt by the president to ...
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Senegalese Opposition Leader Charged Again After Dissolution Of Party

OWP 30 Aug 2023
The Senegalese leader of the recently dissolved political party PASTEF, Ousmane Sonko, has been charged with theft and calling for insurrection after his arrest in Dakar on Friday. His lawyers were ...
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