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Urgent Action: Activist arbitrarily detained for Facebook posts

Senegalese activist Guy Marius Sagna was charged with ‘false alert of terrorism’ on 5 August. He was arbitrarily arrested on 16 July in Dakar. He was first questioned over his two Facebook posts about the lack of adequate medical facilities in Senegal, 59 years after independence and then for a publication on a Facebook Page about the presence of French army in Africa. He is detained at the Central prison of Rebeuss in Dakar. 

Take action.



Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter in English or French to:

Mr Malick Sall
Minister of Justice
Avenue Jean JAURES, ex ambassade des Etats unis 
BP 4030 
Dakar, Sénégal
Salutation: Your Excellency

Abdou Latif Coulibaly 
Government spokesperson 

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country. 

HIS EXCELLENCY PROF CHEIKH AHMADOU DIENG Embassy of the Republic of Senegal 39 Marloes Road 
W8 6LA Tel: 020 7938 4048 / 020 7937 7237 Fax: 020 7938 2546   

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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