Benin: Release of 127 Detainees After Being Considered Suspected Terrorists

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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Beninese justice released, last week, more than a hundred detainees considered to be suspected terrorists, at the end of procedures which resulted in dismissals. They come from several countries in the sub-region.

They are exactly 127 to be released, Thursday, August 10th, by the Beninese justice. Arrested between 2019 and 2022, the Court for the Suppression of Economic Crimes and Terrorism (Criet) prosecuted them for belonging to a terrorist organization.

The judiciary initiated 94 proceedings against them, overseen by the Criet investigation commission. Subsequently, these procedures culminated in dismissals. With the absence of further justifications for their continued pre-trial detention, the Criet issued an order for their release on Thursday.

The 127 alleged terrorists who are now free are from Benin, Niger, Togo, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Ghana, and Chad. Since Thursday, they left the civil prison of Missrété where they were detained. According to sources that remain to be confirmed, non-Beninese should be handed over to the diplomatic representations of their countries of origin.

Soukaina Sghir

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