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Sonko's party, the Senegal Patriots for Work, Ethics and Fraternity (PASTEF), said the verdict against its leader is the latest stage of the plot hatched by "Sall and his henchmen against the main opponent of this country."
Earlier, a Dakar court sentenced Sonko to two years in prison for corruption of minors, after being accused by a young masseuse, Adji Sarr, of "repeated rapes" and "death threats."
In accordance with the Senegalese electoral code, this sentence prevents Sonko from being a candidate for the presidential elections scheduled for February 2024.
When the judges announced his verdict, Sonko remained under house arrest guarded by security forces as he had been sentenced to six months in prison for insulting a Senegalese minister, whom Sonko accused of corruption.