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Burkina Faso: Military shooting of protesters must be investigated

15 January 2015 Burkina Faso’s transitional authorities must investigate the use of excessive and lethal force by the military, including the presidential guard, against largely peaceful anti-government protesters, which left at least 10 dead and hundreds injured last autumn, Amnesty International said in a detailed report published today.    The report, “Just what were they thinking when they shot at people? Crackdown on anti-government protests in Burkina Faso”, is based on an in-depth investigation into the excessive and often lethal use of force by the presidential guard known as…

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