Burkina Faso military court begins trial of 14 accused of killing Sankara
... Faso has refused to extradite Courtaore when Ivory Coast issued a warrant for his arrest six years ago. Compaore s former right-hand man Gen. Gilbert Diendere is among the accused and wore a military camouflage uniform at the opening of the trial in Ouagadougou , the capital. The trial, expected to last several months, is seen as a significant step toward determining the circumstances surrounding Sankara s death, which has been kept in secret for nearly 35 years. The widow of the slain leader Mariam ...
Updated: 10/11/2021
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