the coalition Movement of the forces of the nation known as F24, demanded the release of political detainees and the removal of barriers hindering the eligibility of certain candidates in the forthcoming presidential election.
Speaking at a media briefing on Thursday, in Dakar, the coordinator of the group Mamadou Mbodj, called for the removal of the blockade at the home of opposition politician Ousmane Sonko and the creation of an independent commission of inquiry into the deadly violence of last June.
According to the movement, almost 700 people arrested during recent opposition demonstrations are currently in detention.
Recall the prosecutor of the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Dakar announced in mid-June the arrest of 410 people during opposition demonstrations.
The F24, which is made up of political parties, labour unions, and civil society organizations, calls for an inclusive, transparent, and peaceful presidential election in 2024.