18 suspects in court over failed Burundi coup


President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi
Burundi took 18 people suspected of involvement in a failed coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza to the high court, relatives of some of the accused, said on Sunday.
Earlier, about a hundred demonstrators took to the streets of Bujumbura to protest against Nkurunziza’s decision to seek a third term, defying the president’s call for an end to the weeks-long protests.
Burundi was plunged into deep crisis after Nkurunziza announced he was running for another five-year term, with clashes between police and protesters stirring memories of an ethnically-driven civil war that ended a decade ago.
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Source:: PM Newspaper