ECOSOCC Statement against the Military Coup in Burkina Faso

Published By UNNGOF |  October 21, 2015

The African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) condemns in strongest terms possible the flagrant violation of the Constitution and the Transitional Charter of the Republic of Burkina Faso after Military junta, including presidential guard, seized power through a coup and arrested transitional President, Prime Minister and other leaders.

While expressing serious concern about the wellbeing and the safety of the Burkinabe civil society and media community, ECOSOCC calls for the immediate & unconditional release of the detained transitional leaders and for the military junta to restore power to the civilian authorities.

Details of the statement released can be found here