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Burkina: Naïm Touré arrested for "attempted demoralization" of the armed forces - RFI


Burkinabé activist Naïm Touré was arrested by his country's territorial surveillance department at around 10pm on Tuesday night

By RFIPosted on 14-11-2019Modified on 14-11-2019 at 00:49

Burkinabé activist Naïm Touré was arrested by the direction of the surveillance of the territory according to his lawyer around 22h in the night of Tuesday to Wednesday. He is accused of a demoralization of the armed forces by these publications on social networks.

Arrested in the night of 12 to 13 November by the direction of the surveillance of the territory, Naïm Touré was kept in an unknown place . After several hours of research, it was finally to the regional service of the judicial police that his master lawyer Prosper Farama was able to find him. " It was an abduction because his arrest did not follow any procedure, " the lawyer said.

This arrest of activist Naïm Touré ignited social networks in Burkina Faso. Internet users have criticized the method of arrest without a warrant are numerous. " The prosecutor was not even aware of the procedure, " insists Farama.

An attempt to demoralize the security forces

Critics who pushed the national police to give the reason for the interpellation of the activist. " This arrest follows publications made by the interested social networks, " reads a statement.

According to Master Prosper Farama, Naïm Touré is accused of " an attempt to demoralize the defense and security forces ". In one publication, the lawyer explains, his client reportedly spoke of the " promotion of mediocrity ", referring to certain appointments within the armed forces.

" How to give one's opinion on the management of the security crisis can be considered as an attempt to demoralize the troops? Asks Master Prosper Farama.

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    Source: rfi

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