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Entertainment Scandal Miss Senegal: Adji Sarr, an accusant of Ousmane Sonko, hopes a state reaction

02:20  23 november  2021
02:20  23 november  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Adji Sarr , who has accused Senegal 's opposition leader of rape, has learned the consequences of speaking out about sexual abuse in the conservative West African country the hard way. Sarr , who is in her early 20s, in February told police that opposition leader Ousmane Sonko had forced her to sleep with him on several occasions and threatened reprisals if she refused. The move sparked a political firestorm in Senegal : Sonko 's subsequent arrest triggered the worst unrest the usually tranquil country had seen in years.

In an interview broadcast on Senegalese television on Wednesday, Adji Sarr , the woman who has accused opposition leader Ousmane Sonko of rape, said that the case must proceed in court. The politician himself has accused Sall of fabricating charges to sideline his career - he was considered a potential contender at the ballot box against Sall in 2024. Senegal 's President Sall calls for calm as Sonko urges more protests. While the president said this was not the case, alleged victim Sarr said she had never met Sall.

Dakar, le 18 mars 2021. Des graffitis demandent «justice pour Aidji» Sarr, qui a porté plainte pour viol contre l'opposant Ousmane Sonko. © John Wessels / AFP Dakar, March 18, 2021. Graffiti asking "Justice for Aidji" Sarr, who filed a complaint For rape against opponent Ousmane Sonko.

The comments of the President of the Miss Senegal Committee following the accusations launched by the family of Ndèye Fatima Dione, sacred Miss Senegal 2020, provoked new government reactions. But also from Impi Sarr, the young woman who had filed a complaint against the opponent Ousmane Sonko.

"I compatis. I hope this time, the state will take its responsibilities to protect your daughters. In a video of a minute broadcast on social networks, adji sarr leaves its silence and supports the winner of the Miss Senegal 2020 contest. Adji Sarr, an employee of a massage show, complained against Ousmane Sonko For rape. The judicial procedure against the opponent had been a trigger of the violent riots of the month of March, recalls our correspondent in Dakar, Charlotte Idrac .

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“If Ousmane Sonko has never slept with me, let him swear on the Koran,” said the young woman, in the interview carried by several private television channels in the West African state . Sarr also said that she was impregnated by Sonko . Usually seen as a haven of stability in a volatile region, Senegal was rocked Sonko — considered a strong contender against Sall in 2024 — denies the charges and has accused the president of engineering the rape charge in order to sideline him from politics, which Sall refutes. Sarr said Wednesday she had never met the president. “Let the Senegalese know that there

The woman who filed a rape charge against Senegal ’s opposition leader repeated her accusation and said her case must proceed, following deadly clashes over his arrest. In an interview broadcast Wednesday, Adji Sarr said opposition leader Ousmane Sonko had forced her to sleep with him on several occasions and had threatened reprisals if she refused. “If Ousmane Sonko has never slept with me, let him swear on the Koran,” said the young woman, in the interview carried by several private television channels in the West African state . Sarr added that she had fallen pregnant by Sonko .

For its part, the Ministry of Women reacted in a statement released Saturday. "I strongly encourage the victims of violence (...) to denounce to obtain reparation," writes Minister Ndeye Saly Diop, which calls for "elucidating" recent statements and accusations, "so that justice is done". It undertakes to pursue awareness around the law criminalizing rape.

At the end of last week, the Chair of the Miss Senegal Organizing Committee, Aminata Badiane, stated in an interview: "If you are rooted, that you were looking for. She reacted the accusations first launched by the mother of Ndèye Fatima Dione, who had stated that the winner 2020 of the beauty contest had been the victim of a rape followed by pregnancy. The person concerned had then mentioned in an interview of abusive practices within the Organizing Committee. She also said she became pregnant and have been removed.

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The President of the Committee Miss Senegal has since excused for his remarks. But the outcreamed by his statements released the Word: Several candidates of the beauty contest told the media unhealthy practices on the Organizing Committee. Beyond the borders of the country, Fatoumata Tunkara, Miss Mali 2020, said "shocked", and reminded it, "Rape is a crime."

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Dilaminou Theila strides confidently onstage in a working-class neighbourhood in Senegal's seaside capital Dakar to recite free-form verses about love. "Like the prodigal son/I set out to discover the world and its seductions/But all I got was sorrow," she declaims, in French, winning uproarious applause from about 50 slam-poetry enthusiasts. Theila, a second-year law student and Gabonese national, is one of a growing number of people drawn to the thriving slam scene in the West African metropolis.

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