Burkina general, ex-Compaore minister charged over failed coup

The general behind Burkina Faso's failed coup, Gen. Gilbert Diendere, has been charged with 'attacking state security', according to judicial sourcesThe general behind Burkina Faso’s failed coup was charged, together with a former top aide to ousted president Blaise Compaore, with “murder” and “attacking state security” on Tuesday, judicial sources said. General Gilbert Diendere and Djibrill Bassole, a former foreign minister under Compaore, were also charged with “collusion with foreign forces to destabilise internal security”, “causing intentional injury” and “intentional destruction of property” over the short-lived September 17 putsch, the sources said. Elsewhere Leonce Kone, from Compaore’s Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP) party, and Hermann Yameogo from the National Union for Democracy and Development, were taken into custody on Monday night, police said.

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