Since November 9, journalist Pape Alé Niang has been sleeping behind bars in Sébikotane prison, on the outskirts of Dakar, accused of having divulged, on the site Dakar Newsinformation likely to harm national security.
Ironically, a few days after his placement under a warrant of committal, which caused a lot of ink to flow in Senegal, we learned of the entry into force of a reform presented as unprecedented in West Africa. From now on, some of the 13,326 detainees officially registered in the country on November 7, 2022 could have of one electronic bracelet allowing them to serve a prison sentence “at home”.
Deputy Director of Criminal Affairs and Pardons, Magistrate Alassane Ndiaye is also the coordinator of the Electronic Surveillance Center officially inaugurated on November 15. It is from this place that the electronic traces of detainees (defendants and convicted) chosen to serve their sentence outside the prison walls will be observed.