Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Trial results in failed putsch case

The sentences have been announced in Burkina Faso:
A Burkina Faso military court on Monday sentenced two generals to 20 and 10 years in jail for masterminding a 2015 coup attempt against the interim government.

Gen. Gilbert Diendere was sentenced to 20 years in prison for charges of murder and harming state security and Gen. Djibril Bassole was given a 10-year jail sentence for treason, according to Burkina Faso’s state TV.
Details here. No word on the sentences for the other 78 defendants.

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