Mooted amnesty deal for Burkina coup leaders branded 'shameful'

Soldiers of the Presidential Security Regiment arrive to disperse members of Burkinabe organisation Le Balai Citoyen (Citizen's Broom) during a demonstration outside the Hotel Liaco in Ougadougou on September 20, 2015West African leaders trying to mediate an end to Burkina Faso’s coup proposed the return of the ousted interim president on Sunday in exchange for an amnesty for the elite troops who overthrew him this week. Under the mooted accord negotiated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to end the crisis, fresh elections will include Compaore supporters who had complained they were being excluded from votes planned by the interim government for next month. “It is shameful what has been proposed by ECOWAS.

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