loyal to politician, Marabout Modou Kara arrested for “human trafficking”

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Scandal in Senegal after the arrest, between 26 and 28 November, of forty people in “recovery centers” in the marabout SerigneModou Kara Mbacké, religious leader of the Brotherhood of Mourides, and also a political personality. According to the gendarmerie, young people were victims of “kidnapping, assault, even torture” in these centers in Dakar and its suburbs. An investigation is underway.

as reported from Dakar, Charlotte idrac

His disciples called him “general” and paraded dressed in white, as on November 11, in Thiès. They are trained in several “retraining centers”, “sports and study the Koran”, with the words on Monday, November 30 by a communications manager for Serigne Modou Kara Mbacké.

Since 2006, these centers have aimed to “put young people in ‘trouble’, criminals or drug addicts removed by their own parents,” he continues. For those close to the religious guide, even at the head of the Partide, the truth for development, the arrests that have taken place in recent days are part of a “political cavalry”.

The victims cause “several deaths”

But the gendarmerie is talking about “human trafficking”. It all started with an investigation into a snowmobile theft. One thing led to another, in four places the gendarmes detected individuals “victims of severe malnutrition”, “in deplorable sanitary conditions”, with only “one meal a day” and “one shower a week” … Victims also report by ” several deaths in the last two years “.

In total, between 26 and 28 November, 353 people were “released”, according to theendarmerie. Among those minors. A press conference by Serigne ModouKara, announced on Monday, November 30, has finally been canceled. The case is with the prosecutor.

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