Guinea Bissau Sacks Magistrates Over Failed Coup Plot
Guinea Bissau has suspended five out of the seven magistrates under the military prosecutor for refusing to handle the case of the 1 February 2022 attempted coup D’etat, state media reports.
Military sources said the president of the military court deemed the magistrates’ reluctance to handle the case of those charged with the attempted coup d’etat as insubordination .
It added that the five magistrates stopped going to work on 13 april after presenting themselves to the chief of staff of the armed forces, gen Biague Na N’tan.
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In February last year, unidentified gunmen stormed the government palace and held the president and prime minister hostage for over six hours before the military ended the siege.
Eighteen suspects have since been charged in connection with the incident.