Burkina Faso: Rights activists seek asnwers after 11 die in detention

  • 17/07/2019 (Image Copyright Africa News)

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    Human rights activists in Burkina Faso are calling for an investigation into the death of 11 people held in police custody in the capital’s anti-drug unit.

    The eleven persons died during the night between July 14th and 15th, while being held in the same unit when the police conducted a drug-related investigation.
    The circumstances surrounding the case remain unclear, but as a precautionary measure the government suspended the head of Ouagadougou’s narcotics unit on Tuesday, July 16th.

    Urbain Yamego, President of the African Human Rights Information and Training Center, told WADR that the case brings attention to the human rights conditions of detained persons in Burkina Faso.