Senegal detains former justice minister for criticizing president

March 18, 2015 2:58 PM

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DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal authorities have detained former justice minister Amadou Sall after he criticized the president of the West African nation over the handling of a politically charged corruption case involving the son of ex-president Abdoulaye Wade.

Cire Cledor Ly, a lawyer in Karim Wade's defense team, told Reuters that Sall - also a member of the defense team - was arrested on Tuesday for insulting the head of state and inciting public disorder.

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