House arrest for Burkina Faso politician accused of treason

Burkina Faso’s former foreign minister, Djibril Bassolé, is being placed under house arrest following his release from military custody over treason charges.

He is under scrutiny for his alleged role in the failed coup in 2015.

Mr Bassolé will be held in a presidential villa under military surveillance.

His family say they do not know his exact location, and they had been expecting him to return home.


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