Deposed President To Be Prosecuted For High Treason – Niger Junta

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The National Council for the Safeguarding of the Fatherland (CNSP) has released a press release on the evening of Sunday August 13, 2023, where he announced that he had evidence of high treason and attack on the internal and external security of Niger against the ousted president and his accomplices.

The Nigerien military authorities indicate that “the Nigerien government has gathered, to date, the necessary elements of evidence to prosecute, before the competent national and international authorities, the ousted president and his local and foreign accomplices for high treason and breach of security.

Interior and exterior of Niger following its exchanges with nationals, foreign Heads of State and heads of international organizations”.

To this end, the CNSP denounces the most fanciful and misleading allegations conveyed by certain lobbies in relation to West African political leaders at the highest level and their international mentors.

In this statement read by Colonel Major Amadou Abdramane, “the CNSP and the transitional government strongly denounce the campaign of intoxication and disinformation thus deliberately maintained for the sole interest of an individual and his clan, in the aim of discrediting the Transitional authorities of Niger and causing the failure of any negotiated solution to end the crisis in order to better justify a military intervention subcontracted to a foreign power by certain Heads of State in the name of ECOWAS”.

 Also, according to the CNSP press release, “the transitional authorities of Niger regret this attitude of a certain international community which consists in showing its solidarity with a few politicians of the deposed regime and at the same time lacking empathy towards the populations of Niger hard hit by the illegal, inhuman and humiliating sanctions of ECOWAS which go so far as to deprive the country of pharmaceutical products, basic food products and the supply of electric current”.

With regard to the leaders of the deposed regime arrested, the CNSP and the Transitional government reaffirm their firm will to respect our laws and regulations as well as Niger’s commitments in terms of human rights and in doing so to treat them with humanism. in accordance with our traditional and religious values,” the statement read.

“With regard to the specific case of the deposed president, the CNSP and the Transitional government invite anyone of good will, peace-loving, justice to question the sincerity of his claim to maintain that he is sequestered then even that the soldiers have never invested his presidential residence and that he still has all the means of communication”, reports the press release 27 of the CNSP.

In addition, the CNSP and the Transitional government recall that “the deposed president regularly receives visits from his doctor and that the latter’s last visit dates back to Saturday August 12, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also, after this visit, the doctor did not raise any problem as to the state of health of the deposed president and the members of his family, as confirmed by a message from the person concerned to his relatives and to the international media.

 “Finally, the CNSP and the Transitional government salute the resilience and solidarity of the people of Niger who are showing great dignity in the face of this ordeal from which they intend to learn all the necessary lessons and come out of it strengthened and grown, before to reassure Nigeriens that, on the instructions of the President of the National Council for the Safeguarding of the Party, General Abdourahamane Tiani, “all urgent measures are being taken to mitigate as much as possible the impact of ECOWAS sanctions on our brave people.