Leader of electricity union released from jail

The leader of the power workers’ Syndicat unique des travailleurs de l’electricite (SUTELEC), Mademba Sock, and a colleague were released from jail on Saturday, sources in Dakar said. The two men had been sentenced to six months in prison in December, accused of “disrupting public order”, having already spent several months in detention, according to AFP. They were released by the same tribunal on grounds of insufficent evidence. The two had been detained following a strike in protest against privatisation plans which plunged Senegal into darkness.