Third UA: 171/19 Index: AFR 49/1741/2020 Senegal Date: 31 January 2020
ACTIVIST STILL HELD IN DETENTION
Guy Marius Sagna is still detained in Camp Penal prison in Dakar, Senegal, charged
with inciting and participating in an unauthorised gathering, and rebellion. Activists
Ousmane Sarr and Fallou Galass Seck were released on bail on 21 January 2020.
Guy Marius Sagna must be immediately and unconditionally released.
TAKE ACTION: WRITE AN APPEAL IN YOUR OWN WORDS OR USE THIS MODEL LETTER
Minister of Justice
Mr Malick Sall
Avenue Jean JAURES BP 4030
While I welcome the news that two further activists, Ousmane Sarr and Fallou Galass Seck, were released on
bail on 21 January, I am concerned to learn that Guy Marius Sagna is still detained at Camp Penal prison. I
am also concerned that Guy Marius Sagna, Mamadou Diao Diallo, Malick Biaye, Pape Abdoulaye Touré,
Babacar Diop, Souleymane Diockou, Ousmane Sarr, Souleymane Ndjim and Fallou Galass Seck are still
facing charges for exercising their rights to peaceful assembly.
The nine activists have been charged with participation in an unauthorised gathering. Guy Marius Sagna,
coordinator of Front for a Popular Anti-Imperialist Revolution and Pan African (FRAAP), has been also charged
with inciting an unauthorised gathering and rebellion. He is detained in a high security unit of Camp Penal
In light of the above, I urge you to:
Immediately and unconditionally release Guy Marius Sagna;
Ensure that, pending his release, Guy Marius Sagna has access to visits and to all necessities
such as phone calls;
Immediately drop the unfounded charges against all nine activists;
Refrain from initiating further prosecutions against individuals simply for exercising their right to
Repeal legal instruments providing for blanket bans on peaceful demonstrations including the
2011 Decree banning all demonstrations in parts of the city centre of Dakar.