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Thomas Sankaras remains riddled with bullets

from BBC
The grave site of Thomas Sankara
The grave site of Thomas Sankara

An autopsy shows the supposed remains of Burkina Faso's former leader, Thomas Sankara, are riddled with bullets.

His family’s lawyer says they are still waiting for DNA results to confirm the body's identity.

Seen as Africa's Che Guevara, the anti-imperialist revolutionary was hastily buried in a 1987 coup.

Permission for an exhumation was denied during the 27-year rule of his successor, Blaise Compaore, ousted in an uprising in 2014.

 

 


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