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Ex Burkina Faso PM charged for killing demonstrators



Ex Burkina Faso PM charged for killing demonstrators
After returning voluntarily from exile, Burkina Faso’s former Prime Minister, Luc Adolphe Tiao has been charged and arrested in connection with the violent attempts to put down a protest that ousted ex-President Blaise Compaore.

Tiao was charged with “intentional assault, complicity in intentional assault, murder and complicity to murder,” Prosecutor Armand Ouedraogo said.

 He is accused of signing an order authorising the army to crush the protesters that ousted Compaore.

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 Reports say during the protests, security forces initially tried to crush the demonstration and rights groups but eventually shot dead at least 10 people.

Following the incident which occurred in October, 2014, ex-leader, Compaore and several of senior members of his government, including Tiao, were afterwards indicted by the then transitional government for various offences.


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