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Senegal’s Sonko refuses to co-operate with courtroom with out security ensures

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Senegalese opposition determine, Ousmane Sonko, stated on Monday that he’ll refuse to cooperate with the judicial authorities if they can’t assure his security.

The announcement comes on the eve of Sonko’s enchantment in a defamation case.

“That is now not justice, it’s judicial banditry. And for this reason I’ve determined, nonetheless throughout the framework of my marketing campaign of civic disobedience, to now not collaborate with this justice”, introduced the Senegalese political opponent.

Talking in entrance of the press, Sonko appeared to discuss with claims of an assassination try by the police again in March throughout his compelled switch to the Dakar courtroom throughout preliminary defamation proceedings.

“(Chatting with the judges, Ed.) By hiding behind your robes and behind a false interpretation of the regulation, you might be attacking a person who has executed nothing to you. You’re attacking his household. You’re doing hurt and also you assume you can go on together with your life as if nothing had occurred. You’re mistaken. All those that have participated in these plots, I swear to God, in a technique or one other will likely be held accountable“, promised the opposition determine.

Ousmane Sonko, who got here third within the 2019 presidential elections, claims he’s the sufferer of a plot by President Macky Sall to cease him from operating within the 2024 elections.