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A nonesuch day at Ouagadougou Courthouse. April, the 27th a former government is sitting at the dock of the high court of justice.

At the box, the former Prime Minister Luc Adolph TIAO and his former government from 2012 to 2014. Before the beginning of the trial, the president of the court Mathieu Bebrigda Ouedraogo assisted by 6 MPs and 3 professional judges with exceptional grades started calling the accused persons. Only 25 of the 32 formers ministers responded to the calling of the president of the high court of justice. Generals Gilbert Djendjere and Honore Nabere are also convene to this trial but as witnesses. Blaise Compaore former president was also at that time the minister in charge of defence and veterans. He and 6 other members of the government TIAO 3 are the missing persons at this trial. According to the prosecutors, the former government of Luc Adolph Tiao are prosecuted for having taken some conservatory measures on October 2014, which conducted to the violent repression of the popular up-rise of October the 30th and 31st 2014. In order to allow a better preparation of the accused persons’ defence parties, lawyers, magistrates and members of the court postponed the trial for May 2017. According to counsels of the accused persons the postponing of the trial has been required because once the sentence is pronounced there isn’t any possibility to revoke it. So, it is necessary for them to have some more time to be well set in order to be able to state the truth during this trial. Furthermore, this postponing was also the requirement of the bar association for allowing the lawyers to participate to its different activities. An association, which is hosting it session today April, the 27th to the 29th 2017.

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