Police detain journalists for stories published

Police detain journalists for stories published

30 Dec 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

The police detained Mohamed Gueye and Alioune Badara Fall, publishers of Le Quotidien and L’Observateur, newspapers respectively.  Gueye, who was invited for a simple hearing this month, was later detained for “violation of the confidentiality of investigations.” In the case of Fall, he and his reporter colleague, Mamadou Seck, were summoned to answer questions related to an article on the flight plan of Senegalese soldiers about to be deployed to Saudi Arabia. According to authorities, the departure of the soldiers had not been planned yet, hence the publication was false.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceSenegal
Date of Occurrence14 Jul 2015
Security Agents InvolvedThe police
Legal FoundationsArticle 7of the Senegalese Constitution
Rights ImplicatedFreedom of expression and movement

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