The trial of President Andri Rajolina for alleged coup and assassination plans started in Antananarivo on Monday.
The “Apollo 21” trial was performed in a tense environment. The title of the case was a so-called coup and assassination plan towards Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina and his entourage. In response to the authorities, the coup is scheduled to happen on July 21, 2021.
Twenty defendants charged“conspiracy”, d’“Attacking the lifetime of the top of state”, “For the inner safety of the nation”, and in addition “Unlawful possession of weapons” Seems surrounded by about 60 army police and police, carrying a headband and holding a Kalashnikov. Because of the prosecution, the reporter was prohibited from filming and recording this public listening to.
It’s mentioned that the principle individuals liable for this case are the 58-year-old French Malagasy Paul Rafanoharana and the 54-year-old French Philippe François. They’re companions in conducting enterprise by means of the funding firm Tsara First established in January 2020. The French military retired. Since August 4, they and their wives have been detained.
In response to the indictment learn on the primary day of the listening to, former prime minister and present Madagascar Petroleum advisor Victor Ramahatra will even play an vital function on this conspiracy mission. A number of army police generals additionally appeared within the dock, below judicial management.
In July, the prosecutor of the Antananarivo Courtroom of Enchantment, Berthine Razafiarivony, defended her spectacular strike on the grounds that it existed “The bodily proof is [sa] have”The search ordered allows the court docket to grab “E-mail, 900 million Ali [quelque 200 000 euros], A 12-caliber shotgun, laptop gear”.