Ousmane Sonko, a jailed opposition leader in Senegal, claims he has begun a hunger strike that was put on hold last month in anticipation of elections the next year.
President Macky Sall, who was elected in 2012 and will not participate in the polls, has been accused by Sonko, 49, of trying to stop him from standing in the 2024 presidential elections.
He was imprisoned in July on allegations that included inciting an uprising, illegal membership with a terrorist organization, and undermining state security for events that occurred as early as 2021.
Sonko claims that authorities are attempting to ruin his political career after more than two years of a bitter struggle with the state.
He claimed he started it up again on Tuesday to express his “solidarity” with others.