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Vol 43 No 4

Published 22nd February 2002

Burkina Faso

106 Executions

Trigger-happy President Blaise Compaoré's human rights embarrassments have gone from bad to worse with an assault on 6 February from Amnesty International over 106 extrajudicial executions documented since the launch of an anti-banditry campaign in November. The Mouvement Burkinabè des Droits de l'Homme et des Peuples (MBDHP) has been investigating the killings. Halidou Ouédraogo, a leading light in the MBDHP, is suspected by many close to Compaoré of using the organisation for party political ends.

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