France has annulled the extradition decree of François Compaoré to Burkina Faso.
For the Norbert Zongo National Press Centre, Thursday 21 December is another black day for human rights defenders as France finally rescinded the decree extraditing Compaoré.
The decree signed on 13 December by the French Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne is in accordance with the European Court of Human Rights ruling on September 7.
This ruling concluded that there had been a violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights in the event of the extradition of Blaise Compaoré’s younger brother.
The article in question stipulates that no one shall be subjected to torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
The Norbert Zongo National Press Centre now accuses the current government of having done nothing to convince the people of Burkina Faso that it was concerned about the proper administration of justice in the Zongo case.