Burkina coup general charged over 1987 murder of ex-leader

General Gilbert Diendere, who tried to seize power in an attempted coup in Burkina Faso on September 17, 2015, has been charged with murder in the 1987 death of a former president, a prosecutor said December 7General Gilbert Diendere, leader of a failed September coup in Burkina Faso, has been charged with murder in connection with the 1987 death of the country’s iconic former leader Thomas Sankara, the military prosecutor’s office said Monday. Diendere has already been charged with crimes against humanity over the coup.

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