The trial of Lamine Diack, which was scheduled to start on Monday, January 13, 2020, has been postponed to June. The reason for this decision is that new documents relating to the testimony of his son Pope Massata Diack were submitted to the court in November 2019.
The former president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (AAIF), Lamine Diack, still cannot leave France to return to Senegal, permission has been refused.
Now 86, the Senegalese is accused of corruption and money laundering in the doping scandal in Russia. He was arrested on November 1, 2015 and placed under house arrest in Paris. His trial had started in June 2019.
Lamine Diack faces French justice which accuses him of having accepted payments of more than 3 million euros to cover cheating.
Charges that the former boss of the governing body of world athletics totally rejected, believing that he received money from his supporters after the fire in his house.
In January 2016, the investigation report of the Independent Commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency indicated that Lamine Diack used his position as president to install one of his sons and a friend as employees of the IAAF. .
The French newspaper, Le Monde, claimed on March 3, 2017 that Massata, the son of Lamine Diack, had received 1.5 million US dollars from a Brazilian businessman, Arthur Soares, for the election of Rio de Janeiro, as organizer of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
If Lamine Diack is found guilty of the acts alleged against him by French justice, he risks 10 years in prison.