The mayor of Mermoz / Sacre-Coeur appeared yesterday at the Court of Appeal Bar for discrediting a court decision. The prosecutor's magistrate sought confirmation of the prison sentence of six months in prison in the first instance and had already been cleared for the wrong reason. The reviews will be known on December 12th.
Sentenced in the first instance to six months in prison and a fine of 100,000 francs for discrediting a court decision, the mayor of Mermoz / Sacre-Coeur complained that he challenged the decision. Barthelemy Dias, since he was, appeared at the Bar of the Appellate Court in Dakar yesterday. At the beginning of the hearing, one of the Defense attorneys in the face of Mr. Khoureichi Ba submitted a request for referral. The reason for the black dress is the absence of other defense attorneys currently in Paris to defend Dakar, Kalifa Ababakar Sall, who in other cases acted. However, the President of the Court of Appeal opposed the dismissal. He said: "At the hearing on October 26, the file was in good shape, but we returned it to a farther date for oral arguments. You can not prepare a case for a verdict and send it for no reason. I do not see any objective elements to reject this case. The file is in a condition and will be evaluated today (yesterday) My decision was made, so the lawyer came out of the room, he said to inform his other colleagues, and when he returned to the room, he was surprised to see that the trial had already begun and that his client was at the helm. He asked for suspension suspension at the bottom of B According to Mr. Baju, he has exceptions for raising the president again, having said that the hearing has already begun and that we can not return, she followed the exchange of words between the black dress and the president of the Appellate Court. "It's unusual what you are doing . It's no longer what you're doing. In the first case, all of our rights have been violated. You can not act that way in the appeal, "explained the black suit.
Barth at the helm: "I am prosecuted for the crime of presidential ambition"
"I do not understand why you want a special treatment in this file when the file is the same as the rest. I will not start my career as a lucrative judge in my age. I will not return to the discussion and my decision is irrevocable," the president of the Appellate Court said. "If this is your decision, I do not participate in the trial," said Mr. Ba, before leaving. El Hadji Diouf and Barth tried to keep him, without any benefit. The trial followed his course and Barth heard the Court. However, the mayor of Mermoz / Sacre-Coeur requested that his remarks be placed in their context. "I did not mention the quality of the judges, I was persecuted for the crimes of the presidential ambition, we put ourselves in a situation of eligibility, before the election, I am in the bar of the court, I can assure you that, after the presidential elections, you will not see our face, I am here in front of you for purely political reasons. I am a victim of dynamism consisting of buzzing, "he discovered. Moreover, the wrong reminder reminded that he was not the only one in this country to criticize justice and its functioning. In order to persuade the court, he recalled the departure of Uruguayan President Souleimane Teliko, President of the Union, calling on judges to be neutral and resigning Judge Ibrahim Hamidou Demea. "Why am I sole sued in Senegal for speaking about the judiciary, I expressed the feeling of bitterness and gnus." I spoke figuratively and caricathed judges by calling them prostitutes. "The cartoons are no less barred by the code of criminal procedure," he said.
Parkuetier: "Your remarks undermine the jurisdiction of justice"
Called to speak to defend his client, Me El Hadji Diouf immediately claimed to be there to defend the victim. "He is the victim of his commitment, his political courage, his dignity, his love for his country, there are senegalese who do nothing for Senegal, Barth refuses to be one of those cowards." Who can tell us that all court decisions are unjustified? , those who give advice to advance justice are truly patriots, "he said. "In this country alone, people are condemned to opinions, this is obsolete in large democracies, in which I did not see any offense." His colleague, El Mamadou Ndiaie, took the ball back to condemn the lack of independence of justice that, according to him, the reality in justice is so much that the judges resigned, and the Attorney General claimed that the statements of Barthelemy Dias are insulting to the authority of justice. "Freedom of expression does not mean that you have the right to say whatever you want. Your remarks undermine the jurisdiction of justice, discredit justice. Even if you are a dedicated man, you must know where to stop when your rights are stopped. If we allow ourselves to deal with the sphere of shit, if we are treated with genetic crap, anarchy will settle down and chaos reigns in this country. Not because you are a politician who must offend everyone, "said the prosecutor." For him, Barthelemy Dias is a recidivist, so he said that the first decision is in accordance with the law and seeks confirmation. "The case is reserved for pronouncing the judgment on December 12th.
Sheikh Moussa SARR