Custom officer shoots and kill protester

Custom officer shoots and kill protester

31 Dec 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

A customs officer shot and killed a protester in the village of Sekoto, in the eastern province of Saraya, during a clash with a group of local residents following authorities’ seizure of unregulated gold mining equipment.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceSenegal
Date of Occurrence13 Feb 2017
Security Agents InvolvedSenegalese Customs
Rights ImplicatedRight to life and freedom of assembly
Actions Taken

The two customs officers involved in the case were taken into custody pending an investigation, which was still pending at year’s end.


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