Security forces shoot and injure two women and several others involved in a protest.

Security forces shoot and injure two women and several others involved in a protest.

31 Dec 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Security forces shot and injured two women, and beat several others, during a protest in the city of Touba against the ill-treatment of a 14-year-old boy by members of a religious association, often described as the “religious police”

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceSenegal
Date of Occurrence16 Jun 2017
Security Agents InvolvedThe police
Rights ImplicatedRight to life and free assembly.
Actions Taken

The police denied opening fire on the protesters but opened an investigation into the incident.

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