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Burkina Faso: Credibly Investigate Apparent Executions

Expand Family and community members in Fada N’Gourma bury 12 men allegedly killed after being detained by gendarmes on May 11, 2020.  © Private 2020. (Nairobi) – Burkina Faso authorities should credibly and independently investigate alleged extrajudicial executions of 12 men detained by gendarmes on May 11, 2020 during a counterterrorism operation near the eastern town of Fada N’Gourma, Human Rights Watch said today. Witnesses who saw and buried the bodies said it appeared the men had all been shot in the head.   On May 13, the prosecutor for Fada N’Gourma, in Est Region, announced an investigation…

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