On the 30th of April 2014, the Grand instance court of Ouagadougou has declared itself as having no jurisdiction to order an DNA expertise in order to identify the bodies buried in Dagnoen.
We welcome this decision with sadness and disappointment. However we are henceforth submerged by rage and revolt. This decision has yet been made following the request made by the lawyers of the family on the 2nd of February 2011. It took 3 years for the judges to declare (...)
On March 5th, 2014, the court delayed again its decision on the identification of bodies buried at Dagnoen, in Ouagadougou. Up to when will the Burkinabe judges hearing this case continue procrastinating? Yet this is a request made in 2006 by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights following the actions of the Justice for Sankara’s International Campaign (CIJS). With this new refusal, after repeatedly dismissing the family on several other procedures related to (...)
French MP demands inquiry into murder of Burkina Faso president Sankara
RFI Wednesday 13 February 2013
A French left-wing Member of Parliament is calling on the government to shed light on the assassination of Burkina Faso president Thomas Sankara in a coup d’état 25 years ago.
Communist MP André Chassaigne says a commission of inquiry should investigate the coup that was then supported by Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Libya, the US and France.
Twelve Burkinabé MPs wrote to their (...)
As the 25th anniversary of the murder of Thomas Sankara nears, many citizens from all around the world keep signing the “Justice for Sankara, Justice for Africa” appeal. Demand for truth and justice is rising from everywhere.
President Thomas Sankara would have been 63 years old, hadn’t he been assassinated by the henchmen of Blaise Compaoré, the current president of Burkina Faso, and Gilbert Diendéré, the former’s personal Chief of Staff. The latter was knighted in (...)
Aziz Salmone Fall
Burkina Faso’s first president was assassinated nearly 25 years ago but the identity of his killers remains unresolved. Marking the anniversary of his birth, campaigners draw attention to the continuing struggle for justice for Sankara.
October 15 was the 23rd anniversary of the assassination of Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso’s first president. His grave had been vandalised a few days earlier but no one was charged for the crime. Sankara’s comrades (...)
President Thomas Sankara would have been 62 years old if he hadn’t been assassinated by the henchmen of Blaise Compaoré, the current president of Burkina Faso, and of Gilbert Diendéré, the current personal Chief of staff of the former. The latter has been knighted in the National Order of the French Legion of Honour, during a stay in France in May 2008.
President Thomas Sankara embodied the hope of a whole continent and he’s viewed today as the model leader, determined, (...)
OUAGADOUGOU (IPS julu the 22d ) – Opposition members of parliament in Burkina Faso have called on France to open its archives to look for evidence of involvement of the French secret services in the 1987 death of Thomas Sankara. The call is the latest effort in a long-running struggle to force a full and open inquiry into the assassination which brought Burkina Faso’s current president, Blaise Compaoré, to power. ”Evidence presented in other countries indicates that France (...)
TO SIGN THE PETITION FILL IN THE FORM. YOU EMAIL ADDRESS WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH A LINK. CLICK THE LINK IN ORDER YOUR SIGNATURE TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.
Many witnesses, often ex-associates of Charles Taylor, implicate Blaise Compaoré in the assassination of Thomas Sankara, which was carried out with the complicity of Houphouet Boigny, other African personalities, France and the CIA.
In April 2006, the UN Committee for Human Rights, spurred on by the (...)
Dear Peoples of the Niger Delta,
“We must dare to invent the future…while revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas” -Thomas Sankara When they finally convict former Liberian dictator, Charles Taylor [and they will] of his numerous crimes against humanity, we regret that he will not have been charged with one of his most dastardly of crimes…his engineering of the murder of Captain Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara, the charismatic, populist (...)
Death threats Made on the Life of Aziz Fall:Co-ordinator of the International Campaign for Justice for Sankara.
Interview by Koni Benson and Mukoma Wa Ngugi
October 15, 2007
President Thomas Sankara was assassinated in Burkina Faso on October 15th, 1987. Twenty years later, his murderers remain in power and continue to reverse the revolutionary changes Sankara initiated.
We interviewed Aziz Fall, the co-ordinator of the International Justice Campaign for Sankara (ICJS) who has been (...)
The IJSC sent us this pétition. You can also sign this petition at the adress http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/Sankara20/.
This petition is passed now, you can find a brand new one à at http://www.thomassankara.net/spip.php?article876
International Justice for Sankara Campaign
(514) 499-3418 / (905) 686-7287
Sankara Petition: Support Our Victory Against Impunity
We, the undersigned, congratulate the United Nations Human Rights (...)
AZIZ FALL, MONTREAL HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST RECEIVES DEATH THREATS
Montréal, May 16, 2007 – The Coordinator of the highly successful International Justice for Sankara Campaign has received 4 death threats in the last 6 months. The most recent one—phoned in to his home last week—has grabbed the attention of fellow activists and the wider community, and has prompted police action.
Aziz Fall is the coordinator of a campaign to pressure the government of Burkina Faso to (...)
United Nations Human Rights Committee Comm. No. 1159/2003
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