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Burkina Faso Coup | Gen Diendere Charged with Murder

by on October 7, 2015
 

The leader of last month’s short-lived coup in Burkina Faso, Gen Gilbert Diendere,  has been charged with crimes including threatening state security and murder. Gen Diendere is expected to face trial before a military tribunal.

Interim President, Michel Kafando, was reinstated two weeks ago after intervention from the army and West African leaders.

The presidential guards’ unit that carried out the coup is to be disbanded.

BBC West Africa correspondent Thomas Fessy says Gen Diendere has been formally charged with 11 crimes including threatening state security, murder, collusion with foreign forces, voluntary assault and wilful destruction of property.

Former Foreign Minister Djibril Bassole, who was also arrested in connection with the coup, has also been charged. Mr Bassole has always denied any involvement.

 

Source: Daily Independent

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