After five hours of hearing behind closed doors, the Burkinabè military justice decided. Lieutenant-Colonel Emmanuel Zoungrana, whose defense asked provisional release, will still have to wait. “He remains in prison,” confirmed to Young Africa Me Paul Kéré, lawyer for the officer imprisoned at the House of arrest and correction of the armies (Maca).
For the dozens of his supporters who had massed in front of the military court of Ouagadougou, chanting slogans demanding a release, the decision of the military judge had the effect of a cold shower. It is also a serious setback for Emmanuel Zoungrana, detained since the 10 January last.
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