2 Army Generals Receive Jail Sentence Over 2 Failed Coup in Burkina Faso Sentences

TWO Army Generals have been convicted and jailed on charges of masterminding a coup in Burkina Faso in 2015.

General Gilbert Diendere and General Djibrill Bassole were convicted by a military court in the West African cointry on Monday.

General t Diendere was handed a 20-year prison term on charges of murder and harming state security while General Bassole, accused of treason, was ordered jailed for 10 years.

Fourteen people lost their lives during the coup carried out by troops loyal to ousted president Blaise Compaore.

About 300 people were wounded during the coup thwarted by public protest.

The two generals were the leading figures in a 19-month trial of 84 people accused of the attempted overthrow of Burkina’s transitional government.

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