Former Burkina PM charged with murder: prosecutor

Former PM Luc Adolphe Tiao (pictured) spent a year-and-a-half in exile in Ivory Coast but returned to Burkina Faso last weekend after questioning of members of his former cabinet who remain in the countryLuc Adolphe Tiao, the last prime minister of former Burkinabe president Blaise Compaore, has been detained and charged with murder over unrest that saw the latter unseated in 2014, the supreme court prosecutor general said Friday. The supreme court prosecutor told AFP Tiao had been detained and charged as part of its mandate to investigate the “popular insurrection” which accompanied the collapse of the Compaore regime. “Former prime minister Luc Adolphe Tiao has been placed in detention and was taken to a prison facility at Ouagadougou this morning,” chief prosecutor Armand Ouedraogo told AFP.

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