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Thione Seck Denied Bail Once Again: As Senegalese Justice Minister Reassured His Lawyers of Free and Fair Trial

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The Senegalese Minister of Justice has invited the lead lawyers of Thione Seck, the leader of Raam Daan Group who is currently detained in prison without bail since his arrest to trust the justice system of Senegal.

Asked about the action brought by the advice of the singer who attacked the procedure, the Minister of Justice Mr. Sidiki Kaba said: “It is their right, but the state of Senegal is an organized state that obeys the operating principles of good justice. There are judges, who would apply the law to judge accordingly and they should trust them!

Thione Seck is in prison since 2 June and he was charged for criminal conspiracy, forgery, counterfeiting, alteration of current monetary signs, money laundering and attempted fraud. The judge’s second instruction was jailed cabinet with a Malian national. According to police, the singer and his partner were in possession of counterfeit notes worth 42 billion CFA francs. But since his arrest Thione Seck continues to maintain his innocence, claiming to be the victim of fraud and maraboutage.
At his hearing in June 30 background, the father of Ballago Waly Seck reiterated his innocence and went as far as accusing people lurking in the shadows. Which have conspired against him to harm him and break the career of his son. His lawyers had reported his condition to hope for a bail , however, this was rejected. They then appealed to the Indictment Division because they feel that the investigators did not meet their client’s rights at the beginning of his arrest.

 

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Gambia is Leading to One Party State as The Rubber Stamp Parliamentarians Approved The Draconian Electoral Bill: The Ball is The Oppotion’s Court Now

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Majority Leader Fabakary Tombong Jatta

The Gambia robber stamp parliamentarians have approved the controversial and draconian Electoral Reform Bill on Tuesday 7 July 2015, this bill is designed to make the country a one party state as the Jammeh administration wants to make it impossible for opposition parties and candidates to participate in elections in The Gambia.

Among the changes the registration fee of presidential candidates has been increased from D10, 000 (£200) to whopping D500,000 (£10,000) and parliamentary candidate registration fee has also been increased from D5,000 (£100) to D50,000 (£1000). It also has raised the registration fee for mayoral candidates from D2, 500 (£50) to D50, 000 (£1000) and local Councillors from D1, 250 (£25) to D10, 000 (£200).  In the former electoral law, losing candidates are refunded the money when they secure 40 percent of the total votes  however,  after much debate that part of the law has been upheld.

This is no surprised at all, because the Gambian parliament is run by dictator Jammeh’s party the APRC and no member has the boldness to against it, lest you find yourself in Mile II prison. After all it’s the same parliament led by Fabakary Tombong Jatta et al. that passed the indemnity bill to indemnified the killers of April 10/11 student protesters in year 2000. It’s the oppositions turn to accept their demise or fight tooth and nail against this draconian bill; the world is watching.