Former minister in Senegal (2009-2012)Associates in the data: Mamadou Pouyex
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Mamadou Pouye, Friend
Mamadou Pouye is a childhood friend of Karim Wade, who is the son of Senegal’s former President Abdoulaye Wade and held several key ministries during his father’s presidency. Karim Wade and Pouye were arrested in April 2013 after investigations into a corruption scandal in which Wade and associates were charged with illegally amassing assets worth $240 million. Following periods of detention and a trial in Senegal that has been criticized by the United Nations and human rights organizations for violating the rights of Wade, Pouye and others, Wade was sentenced to six years in jail in March 2015 by a judge who said that Wade had hidden away funds in offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands and Panama. Pouye, who has been called the mastermind of Wade’s activities, was sentenced to five years in prison for complicity in illegal enrichment. Wade and Pouye denied engaging in any wrongdoing, and Wade and Pouye accuse the Senegalese government of a witch hunt.
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An attorney for Pouye said he had not had sufficient time to meet with him in prison and noted that his detention “unanimously denounced by the most eminent jurists, human rights defense organizations (Amnesty International, International Federation of Human Rights, African Assembly for the defense of Human Rights, etc) not to mention the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.” Wade’s lawyers did not respond to requests for comment.
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Read more The information on this profile is current as of April 3, 2016 and the offshore data up to December 2015.