Senegal opposition leader Ousmane Sonko sentenced to two years in prison for ”corrupting youth”

Ousmane Sonko, a leading opposition figure in Senegal, has been sentenced to two years in prison for “corrupting youth”.

The court acquitted Sonko of rape charges and issuing death threats but convicted him of corrupting the country’s young people.

Mr. Sonko, who is a candidate in the 2024 presidential election, has denied wrongdoing and has been boycotting court proceedings.

The case has sparked violent protests, with Mr. Sonko’s supporters denouncing the charges as politically motivated.

Corrupting young people is a criminal offense in Senegal punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of over $6,000.

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