Sanda Dia’s parents speak for the first time at the Reuzegom trial: “My son may have agreed to a baptism, but not to torture to death”

For a week Ousmane Dia, Sanda’s dad, followed the process serenely and with dignity. On the last day of the trial in the Reuzegom case, he broke the silence: “I lost myself,” he says. Papa Dia shows off a pair of dirty sneakers, a silent witness to the baptism of horror. “These shoes are all I have left of my son.” For the first time, Sanda’s father, mother and stepmother had the floor.