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SENEGAL : Barthelemy Dias in court.


On Wednesday, the public prosecutor asked the court to find Barthélémy Dias the mayor of Sicap Mermoz and his 5 acolytes guilty of “voluntary assault causing unintended death, guilty of intentional assault and unlawful possession of weapons. ” He demanded 10 years of imprisonment against them.

Barthélémy Dias is pursued by the Senegalese attorney general in the murder of Ndiaga Diouf caused by a gunshot wound. Recall that the accused has already spent almost 5 months in Rebeuss prison.

The case dates back to the morning of 22 December 2011. Clashes broke out  between the Mayor of Mermoz and thugs of the movement of the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS). The latter had positioned themselves in front of the premises of the Mayor’s office who had come out armed with a pistol and had intervened. He fires shots. Ndiaga Diouf is hit by a bullet, he succumbs to his injuries during his evacuation to the university hospital center (CHU) of Fann. The scene was filmed by the TFM channel. Barthelemy in front of the cameras confesses to have fired and reached three people at first, before changing his mind and said he did not kill anyone. The hearing, suspended late yesterday night, is scheduled to resume on Thursday 26 January at noon. The lawyers for the defense will make their pleadings.

The court will have the heavy responsibility of deciding and condemning the accused.

The family of the deceased claimed 150 million for all the prejudices suffered, caused by this sad event.

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