Niger's Coup Leaders Announce Shocking Intention: Prosecute Deposed President for High Treason and Undermining Security

Nigers Coup Leaders Announce Shocking Intention: Prosecute Deposed President for High Treason and Undermining Security

In a shocking turn of events, Niger's coup leaders who recently toppled President Mohamed Bazoum have announced their intentions to prosecute him for high treason and undermining the security of the country. This announcement was made in a statement read on national television by Colonel-Major Amadou Abdramane.

The regime claims to have gathered substantial evidence that they plan to use in prosecuting Bazoum and his alleged accomplices, both local and foreign, before both national and international bodies. The charges against Bazoum include high treason and undermining both internal and external security.

This move by the military leaders of Niger further solidifies their hold on power and their determination to bring the former president to justice. Since the coup, Bazoum, along with his wife and son, has been held in his presidential residence in the capital city of Niamey. The military leaders deny taking over his residence and assert that he is still free to communicate with the outside world.

They also claim that Bazoum has been receiving regular visits from his doctor and that after a recent consultation, the doctor raised no concerns about his health or the health of his family members. However, allegations made by the ousted president paint a different picture.

Bazoum has stated that he is being held hostage without electricity and is surviving solely on rice and pasta. These claims raise concerns about the treatment of the deposed president and his family during their captivity.

Adding to the turmoil, the coup leaders have criticized the West African regional bloc ECOWAS for imposing what they deem as "illegal, inhumane, and humiliating" sanctions on Niger. ECOWAS has suspended financial and commercial transactions with the country, which has resulted in the deprivation of essential resources such as medicines, food, and electricity.

The generals argue that these sanctions are further exacerbating the hardships faced by the nation. The international community, including world leaders and various organizations, has expressed concern over Bazoum's condition and consistently condemned the coup.

Last week, ECOWAS stated its commitment to restoring constitutional order in Niger and announced sanctions on the military leaders involved in the coup. In response, the bloc has also decided to activate its standby force. As the situation in Niger continues to unfold, the fate of President Mohamed Bazoum hangs in the balance.

The military leaders' determination to prosecute him for high treason and their assertions about his living conditions raise questions about the legitimacy and fairness of these actions. The international community will be closely monitoring the developments in Niger, urging a peaceful resolution to restore stability and democratic governance.

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