8/14/2023, 2:27 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Niger's Bazoum to be charged with treason

The Nigerien military government said on Sunday that it intends to prosecute the deposed President Mohamed Bazoum (pictured). A spokesperson for the regime said it gathered evidence to prosecute him and his "local and foreign accomplices before the competent national and international bodies for high treason and undermining the internal and external security of Niger," according to FRANCE 24.

Bazoum, Niger's first democratically elected president, has been held in the presidential palace since a military group staged a coup in late July. Calls for his release were renewed recently amid reports that his health may be deteriorating due to harsh conditions, including a lack of electricity, water, and food.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / DJ