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Niamey residents welcome plans to prosecute former president | AfricaNews |

The ruling junta in Niamey says it has gathered the necessary evidence to prosecute Niger's deposed president, Mohamed Bazoum, for "high treason". Nigeriens trust the army, but rights activists fear corruption in the judiciary?

Col. Major Amadou Abdramane, member of Niger's ruling CNSP said Bazoum was being charged following his post-coup exchanges with high-ranking West African politicians and "their international mentors," whom the leaders of the revolt accuse of making false allegations and attempting to derail a peaceful transition in order to justify a military intervention.

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 15th, 2023 at 09:03:45 PM EST
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The M62 movement, set up a year ago, is a coalition of around 10 groups and NGOs opposed to the presence of French military forces in Niger.

The group M62 had accused the defence and security forces of massacring civilians in helicopter raids on an illegal gold mine last October, launched on the grounds that the alleged killers of two police officers had holed up there.

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 15th, 2023 at 09:04:31 PM EST
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Niger military to prosecute Mohamed Bazoum for `high treason' | Al Jazeera |

Charges against deposed president come hours after a Nigerian delegation said Niger's coup leaders were open to diplomacy to resolve the crisis.

Nice that "independently" the military junta can open a channel for diplomacy and consider Justice for alleged infringement of the Niger latest constitution.

... all is needed now is to appoint someone to be Minister of Justice to take care of that. If I were the junta, I would look ar some life insurance policies. 😄

Historically in last decades, military coup d'état succeeded in 100% of the cases ... only one in Burkina Faso failed in the early hours due to a split in the Armed Forces. For Niger it should be smooth sailing as they have support of the masses. Excellent narrative and/or propaganda.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 16th, 2023 at 05:49:25 AM EST
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