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Former Senegalese MP, Alcaly Cissé Dies in Saudi Prison

The former deputy of the Senegalese Democratic Party, Alcaly Cissé, died in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in the morning.

Mr. Cissé was detained after his arrest in Morocco in 2012 and, his extradition in 2014, for a scam affair. A case for which he was released in 2010 by Senegalese justice, but was tried again in Saudi Arabia

“I can confirm the news especially since I had [on the phone] this morning the [members] of his family, who learned of his death via the consular authorities” Senegalese in Saudi Arabia, reports the press agency Senegalese (APS), quoting Abdoulaye Tine, one of the late parliamentarian’s lawyers.


“Since last October 25, Alcaly Cissé was miserable because he had finished serving his five-year sentence. Unfortunately, given the specificities of the Saudi prison system, he could not return [to Senegal] until he had finished paying the damages “due to the plaintiff,” said Tine.

His lawyers say that the dispute between Alcaly Cisse and a Saudi businessman was 2.5 billion CFA francs (about 4.2 million US dollars).

The complainant had lodged a complaint in Dakar, Senegal, and another in his country, Saudi Arabia.

The former PDS deputy, the party of former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, was arrested in 2012 by the Moroccan border police in Casablanca while traveling to Dubai for treatment.


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