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Senegal government says diplomat ‘severely beaten’ by Gatineau policeOUS News

GATINO, Que. – Senegal’s government accuses Canadian police of “brutally” beating one of its diplomats.

Senegal’s foreign ministry said in a release Friday that a diplomat working at the West African country’s embassy in Ottawa was handcuffed and beaten at his home in Gatineau, Quebec, on August 2.

The ministry says she was taken to the hospital for injuries they said included breathing problems, but did not provide details on her condition.

Gatineau police said in a press release in response to accusations by the Senegalese government that they arrested a woman after she punched a police officer in the face.

She is said to have been knocked to the ground after allegedly biting another officer.

The police report that the woman did not complain of injuries during the arrest.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on August 6, 2022.

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