BURKINA FASO: SANKARA ASSASSINATION SUSPECTS ORDERED TO PAY US$1.3 MILLION IN DAMAGES

The military court in Ouagadougou on Tuesday sentenced former Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaoré and nine other defendants to pay more than 800 million CFA francs (1.2 million euros) in damages to the beneficiaries of former head of state Thomas Sankara and his companions assassinated in 1987.

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