July 17 (EUROPA PRESS) –
El Malick Ndiaye, National Secretary of Communication of the opposition party Senegalese Patriots Africans for Work, Ethics and Fraternity (PASTEF) was arrested this Sunday, without knowing the reasons for his arrest.
Ndiaye’s lawyer, Me Moussa Sarr, has confirmed his arrest, although he has indicated that “he is unaware, for the moment, of the reasons for his client’s arrest,” according to what the Seneweb news portal has learned, which indicates that he is in the facilities of the research section of Colobane.
Until now, the head of communication for the opposition party was free on bail and judicial surveillance through an electronic bracelet, local media reported.
This same weekend, the Senegalese authorities opened a judicial investigation and issued an arrest warrant against the lawyer of the opposition leader Osumane Sonko, the lawyer Juan Branco, who last month accused the government of the African country of committing crimes against humanity. during his very violent repression of the protests for the release of the detained dissident.
Sonko, who has been chosen as the Pastef party’s candidate for the 2024 presidential elections, has been under house arrest in recent months at his home in the Keur Gorgui neighborhood of the Senegalese capital, Dakar. The opponent has spent years denouncing that he is being the victim of political persecution by order of the country’s president, Macky Sall, which has resulted in several cases against him.
The opposition has denounced on several occasions that all this violence was part of a plan orchestrated by Sall to consolidate his control over the country with a view to his possible candidacy for a controversial third term not contemplated by the Constitution. However, Sall ended up publicly renouncing that possibility.