September 16, 2015 / 4:27 PM / 5 years ago

Burkina leaders must be freed immediately - U.N. joint statement

DAKAR (Reuters) - Burkina Faso’s presidential guard should immediately release leaders of the interim government, including President Michel Kafando, the United Nations, African Union and regional bloc ECOWAS said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

The statement in French said that perpetrators from the elite military unit had violated the West African country’s constitution and would be held responsible for their acts.

Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Daniel Flynn

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