Burkinabe Soldiers detain 74 and possibly kill 2

Burkinabe Soldiers detain 74 and possibly kill 2

07 Dec 2018, by Database Manager in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

According to videos shared on social media and reports in the local press, Gendarmes assaulted several protesting truck drivers, injuring at least one of them

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceBurkina Faso
State of OccurrenceAbia
Date of Occurrence09 Jan 2017
Security Agents InvolvedNational Gendarmerie
Legal FoundationsArticle 2 of the Burkina Faso Constitution
Rights ImplicatedRight to dignity
Actions Taken

According to press reports, the minister of security publicly told the gendarmes that no legal action would be taken against them.


Two of the detainees allegedly died.


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