Burundi sentences four coup leaders to life: court

January 15, 2016 7:26 pm
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Coup leader, ex-general Godefroid Nyombare, is on the run, but those sentenced at the Supreme Court Friday included four key deputies/FILE
Coup leader, ex-general Godefroid Nyombare, is on the run, but those sentenced at the Supreme Court Friday included four key deputies/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 15 – A court in Burundi jailed four ex-generals to life in prison for a failed coup, with nine others jailed for 30 years for their role in the unrest in the troubled central African country.

Coup leader, ex-general Godefroid Nyombare, is on the run, but those sentenced at the Supreme Court Friday included four key deputies.

Among them are three ex-army generals – former defence minister Cyrille Ndayirukiye, Zenon Ndabaneze and Juvenal Niyungeko – and one police general, Hermenegilde Nimenya.

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