has refused to extradite Courtaore when
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
, 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