Burkina Faso: Two generals jailed over 2015 coup

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Two generals were found guilty of plotting the Sahel State 2015 failed coup. (

They were found guilty of their charges by the Military Court in Burkina Faso.(

General Gilbert Diendere was sentenced by the court, to a twenty year prison term after the court convicted him on charges of murder and harming state security.

In addition, General Djibril Bassole who is accused of treason was sentenced for ten years.

Troops loyal to ousted president Blaise Compaore carried out the coup, however, the two generals were the leading figures.

Although the coup was thwarted by public protest, thus, fourteen people died.

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