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Urgent Action Victory! Activist Released on Bail (Senegal: UA 171.19)

March 19, 2020

Senegalese activist Guy Marius Sagna was released on bail on 3 March, three months after he was first detained and after two requests for the provisional release were denied. The eight other activists who were also charged with participation in an unauthorized gathering were released on bail between December 2019 and February 2020. The charges against the nine activists are still pending.

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NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUESTED. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO SENT APPEALS.

On 3 March, the investigating judge ordered the release on bail of activist Guy Marius Sagna who has been detained since his arrest on 29 November 2019. He is still facing charges for inciting an unauthorized gathering and rebellion. After his release, Guy Marius Sagna called Amnesty International’s delegate to give his thanks for Amnesty International’s action, support and prison visits.

Guy Marius Sagna, Mamadou Diao Diallo, Malick Biaye, Pape Abdoulaye Touré, Babacar Diop, Souleymane Diockou, Ousmane Sarr, Souleymane Ndjim and Fallou Galass Seck are still facing charges for exercising their rights to peaceful assembly.

Souleymane Ndjim was released on bail on 4 December 2019. Babacar Diop, Malick Diallo Biaye, Mamadou Diallo, Souleymane Diockou and Pape Abdoulaye Touré were released on bail on 20 December 2019. Ousmane Sarr and Fallou Galass Seck, were released on bail on 21 January 2020.

Amnesty International continues to monitor Guy Marius Sagna and the other eight activists’ situation and will respond to any developments as appropriate. No further action is requested from the Urgent Action network. Many thanks to all who sent appeals.

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