Canada ashamed of arrest of Senegalese diplomat – RFI

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In Canada, four days after police harassed and arrested a Senegalese diplomat, the Canadian diplomat rose to the front for the first time since the outbreak of the case that angered Dakar. ” What happened is simply unacceptable Condemned the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

And so it looks like Ottawa has brought down the Gatineau city police, at the start of the raid on the Senegalese diplomat, and it all also looks like a catch-up on the part of Justin Trudeau’s government.

The Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in fact, says to itself ” Very concerned about the alleged treatment of a Senegalese diplomat by the Gatineau Police He insisted, making it clear that Canada takes its obligations seriously, under the Vienna Convention, which sets out the rules for diplomacy.

At the end of the day, Saturday 6 August, the government of the province of Quebec, where the city of Gatineau is located, announced the opening of an investigation by the Quebec Police Force, following this intervention by the forces of the regime. This raises questions ‘, he did not say.

Concretely, it was the Canadian police who, Tuesday 2 August, went to the house of the Senegalese diplomat, after a call from the warden. Officers description no one ” aggressive » who were injured and hit a policewoman in the face and another member, forcing them to hold the Diplomat to the ground, before locking her in the back of their car.

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The Senegalese government responded forcefully and denounced ” A racist and barbaric act “and others” rare violence ».

The Canadian state, which is one of the main partners of Senegal, assured the good cooperation between the heads of diplomacy of the two countries to settle this matter.

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