Joint Press Release of the International Follow-up and Support Group for the Transition in Burkina Faso (GISAT-BF)
Member countries and organisations of the International Follow-up and Support Group for the Transition in Burkina Faso (GISAT-BF) jointly chaired by ECOWAS, African Union and United Nations, most strongly condemn the coup d’état carried out by members of the Burkinabe defence and security forces.
They reiterate the principle of zero tolerance for forceful seizures of power.
GISAT-BF rejects the disruption of the democratic process and calls for the release of the hostages held since 16 September.
The Group reaffirms its full support for the Transition at this crucial period for the future of Burkina Faso.
GISAT-BF warns the perpetrators of the coup, that they will be held liable for their actions and all consequences of the forceful takeover.
Done at Ouagadougou on l7 September 2015
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