Former Burkinabe president Blaise Compaore sentenced to life imprisonment

Burkina Faso former president Blaise Compaore. File Photo

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | Xinhua | Burkina Faso’s former president Blaise Compaore was sentenced to life imprisonment for the assassination of his predecessor Thomas Sankara in 1987, a military tribunal ruled Wednesday.

The tribunal also sentenced General Gilbert Diendere and Hyacinthe Kafando, a security chief, to life imprisonment.

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