Burkina Faso – Government Response to the Decision of the United Nations Working Group on the Case of Djibrill Bassole

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Following an opinion by the Working Group on the arbitrary detention of the UN Human Rights Council on the case of Djibril BASSOLE against the Burkinabe State, the Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Promotion held a press conference on Friday, July 7, 2017 in Ouagadougou to clarify the issue.

The Government of Burkina Faso, in accordance with the Constitution, the commitments entered into under the National Pact for the Renewal of Justice and its international commitments, can not and must interfere in the functioning of justice.

He also added that Burkina Faso will request a review of the case through the revision procedure under paragraph 21 (c) of the Human Rights Council’s A / HRC / 33/66 Work of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of 12 July 2016.

The Government reassures the population of Burkina Faso that the legal proceedings against General Djibril BASSOLE, arrested on 29 September 2015 in connection with the investigation into the coup d’etat of 16 September 2015, regularly takes its course in the context of justice Independent and impartial.

The Government Information Service

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