Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Civilian lawyer charged in BF military court

Mamadou Traoré, former head of the Burkina Faso bar, has been charged by a military juge d'instruction on suspicion of complicity in a failed putsch last September. He is in pretrial confinement in the military house of detention. Details here, en français. The use of military courts to try civilians is strongly disfavored under human rights treaties.

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