US News The judge orders the release of Senegalese opponent Ousmane Sonko under judicial supervision

19:15  08 march  2021
19:15  08 march  2021 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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  Le juge ordonne de relâcher l’opposant sénégalais Ousmane Sonko sous contrôle judiciaire © Copyright 2021, L'Obs

The decision was awaited. The main Senegalese opponent, Ousmane Sonko, whose arrest caused unrest in his country , was indicted on Monday, March 8 in the rape case of which a young woman accuses him, but the judge ordered him to be arrested. release under judicial review, his lawyers said.

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"He's going home. He is free, "said one of his advisers, Me Étienne Ddione, after his client was introduced to the judge. After several days of unrest, which left at least five deaths, the outcome of this presentation was seen as an important factor for the course of events, depending on whether or not the judge decides to put Ousmane Sonko in jail. Third in the Senegalese presidential election of 2019, he is expected to be one of the main competitors of that of 2024.

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His recent arrest had triggered, in the capital Dakar and throughout the country, clashes between young people and the police, looting and looting. Yet the country is renowned for being an island of stability in West Africa.

What next?

There is complete uncertainty about the consequences of the release of Ousmane Sonko. The largely spontaneous protests were certainly about this liberation. But the president is under pressure from all sides to meet other aspirations: those of a population affected by the effects of the pandemic and of a large youth in need of jobs and prospects.

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It should also be noted that the Movement for the Defense of Democracy (M2D), bringing together several opposition parties, including that of Ousmane Sonko, had asked to demonstrate during three days from this Monday.

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