AU condemns treatment of Bazoumi by coup leaders

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The African Union on Friday expressed “deep concern at the reported poor conditions” of Niger President Mohamed Bazoum’s detention, calling his treatment at the hands of coup leaders “unacceptable”.

“Such treatment of a democratically elected president through a regular electoral process is unacceptable,” AU Commission head Moussa Faki Mahamat said in a statement after Bazoum was overthrown by military chiefs last month.

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