Senegal opposition leader Ousmane Sonko convicted to two-month suspended prison
A short while ago, acourt in Dakar, Senegal has sentenced opposition leader Ousman Sonko to a 2-month suspended sentence on charges of defamation. Yesterday, tensions were running high in the Senegalese capital when security forces fired tear and stun grenades to disperse supporters of Sonko.
Published 2 months ago · Dakar, Senegal
Senegal opposition politician handed light sentence, still viable for presidency
Senegal's leading opposition politician and presidential aspirant Ousmane Sonko on Thursday received a two-month suspended prison sentence for libel in a case involving the tourism minister, the minister's lawyer El Hadji Diouf said.
2 months ago·United KingdomRead Full Article
Senegal Opposition Leader Gets Suspended Sentence for Libel
The libel trial and another separate case against Ousmane Sonko have spurred violent protests nationwide. Sonko was given a suspended prison sentence and a fine for libel of a government minister.
2 months ago·South AfricaRead Full Article
Senegal Opposition Leader Sentenced to Jail in Defamation Case
A Dakar court sentenced Ousmane Sonko, the most prominent challenger to President Macky Sall in next year’s presidential elections, to a two-months suspended prison sentence for defaming a government minister.
2 months ago·United StatesRead Full Article
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