Burkina Faso prosecutor freezes assets of leaders of failed coup

Reuters News
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Posted: Sep 26, 2015 6:51 AM

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - The state prosecutor of Burkina Faso on Saturday froze the assets of General Gilbert Diendere, who led a failed coup last week in which his men took the president and prime minister hostage just weeks before elections.

The prosecutor said in a statement he was also freezing the assets of 13 others suspected of links to the coup as well as the political party of former President Blaise Compaore and three other parties.

(Reporting by Mathieu Bonkoungou; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Pravin Char)