Guillaume Soro, former president of the Ivorian National Assembly was sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment after being convicted of ” threat to state security “.
This Wednesday, June 23, the criminal court of Abidjan followed the requisitions of the prosecution condemning Guillaume Soro to a life sentence for ” threat to national security », As Richard Adou, the public prosecutor, had demanded a week earlier.
According to the international press, the former prime minister and 19 of his supporters were accused of ” conspiracy, attempted attack against state authority ” as well as ” dissemination and publication of false news discrediting the institutions and their functioning, resulting in damage to the morale of the population “.
After being found guilty of receiving embezzled public funds and money laundering in April 2020, Guillaume Soro had already been sentenced to twenty years in prison, a fine of 4.5 billion CFA francs and the deprivation of his rights. civics for a period of five years. The prosecution accused him of having acquired a villa in residential Marcory, an upscale district of Abidjan, in 2007, while he was Prime Minister, with funds from the Ivorian public treasury.