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Facebook Post Spurs Police Grilling of Sierra Leone Mayor

  • Freetown mayor met with police for eight hours Monday
  • Recent protests have stoked political tensions in Sierra Leone
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr

Photographer: Riccardo Savi/Getty Images
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Police in Sierra Leone questioned the mayor of Freetown, the West African nation’s capital, for eight hours over a Facebook post protesting the arrest of one of her councilors.

Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr complained in a live video filmed in front of police about the arrest of Councilor Sheku Turay, who was detained for allegedly inciting deadly violence earlier this year.