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Senegal must not curtail freedom of expression in election run-up

Headline Title:  Senegal must not curtail free speech in election run-up 26 January 2012 Senegal must respect freedom of expression and assembly in the run-up to presidential elections, Amnesty International said today as a five-day protest ban begun. The country's authorities have prohibited demonstrations between 26-30 January, with the ban starting one day before a key Constitutional Council decision on the validity of the candidates to stand for presidential election.The opposition is contesting the right of outgoing President Abdoulaye Wade to stand for a third term in the elections,…

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