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Dakar court jails Isis militant

Publish date: 16 April 2018
Issue Number: 769
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Senegal

A Dakar court has sentenced a Franco-Senegalese man to 15 years of hard labour for 'terrorism'. Prosecutors had sought a life term for Ibrahima Ly who went to join Isis in Syria. A report on the Expatica site notes that Ly's phone had photos of him holding a gun and a video in which he exhorts Muslims to wage jihad. The court also began the trial of 30 people, including an imam, who are accused of trying to create an Isis base in southern Senegal before extending it to nearby countries such as The Gambia, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau. The imam, Alioune Ndao, and three female co-accused are suspected of planning suicide attacks targeting French nationals and public buildings.

Full report on the Expatica site