Gabon’s senior state prosecutor has made public details of all those arrested during the two days of violent demonstrations that followed the announcement of the provisional results of the 27th of August presidential election. In a press conference today in Libreville, he announced that 407 people arrested had been released and 393 others were still being investigated.
The prosecutor pointed out that of the 393, 31 have been remanded in custody and will be brought before the criminal court to answer for acts of violence, disturbance of public order and tranquillity, looting and destruction of public and private property.
The prosecutor concluded by revealing that a judicial investigation was opened against a foreign national for criminal conspiracy of facts, crime against public order including the distribution and reproduction of false news.
By Chi Prudence Asong