Pro-democracy protesters chant slogans against military rule at Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, November 2, 2014
Pro-democracy protesters chant slogans against military rule at Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, November 2, 2014

The Coordination of Civil Society Organizations for Change in Burkina Faso (COSCA) has asked the country’s authorities to open a parliamentary inquiry on circumstances of the deaths of martyrs of last October’s uprising that overthrew the regime of President Blaise Compaore.

Pro-democracy protesters chant slogans against military rule at Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, November 2, 2014
Pro-democracy protesters chant slogans against military rule at Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, November 2, 2014

Addressing the press on Thursday in Ouagadougou, COSCA asked the president of the transitional parliament to “institute a parliamentary inquiry on the circumstances that led to the deaths, given the failure by the government to act.”
The popular uprising towards the end of October 2014 left at least 30 people dead and over 600 injured.
COSCA president Michel Rabo said “if within 15 days the new authorities will not institute a judicial inquiry on the crimes committed during the uprising, his organization will reserve the right to call for their resignation.”
In their statement, members of this organization equally called for the disbandment of ex-president’s security unit, “demilitarization” of the political life and extradition of Compaore who is currently in Cote d’Ivoire where he fled into refuge after his fall. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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