Burkina Faso Imprisons Two Army Generals Over Failed 2015 Coup

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Two generals who were accused of plotting Burkina Faso’s 2015 failed coup have been found guilty and sentenced to 10 and 20 years in prison respectively.

General Gilbert Diendéré and Djibrill Bassolé were handed the sentences on Monday by the military court of Ouagadougou.

Diendéré, a former right-hand man of former Burkinabé President Blaise Compaoré, was convicted for an attack on state security and murder.

General Bassolé, a former Foreign Affairs Minister, was convicted for treason.

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