Karim Wade in Dakar on 8 March 2008
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Senegal's Karim Wade on trial - in 15 seconds

The son of Senegal's ex-President Abdoulaye Wade has called himself a "political prisoner" during his first appearance at a special court trying him on corruption charges.

Karim Wade is accused of embezzling about $238m (£140m), which he denies.

Senegal's League of Human Rights said the trial would not be fair as it required him to prove his innocence, rather than the prosecution his guilt. He was arrested in April 2013, a year after his father's defeat in elections.

Here's the story - in 15 seconds.

  • 31 Jul 2014
  • From the section Africa