Amnesty International quote on Burkina Faso attacks

By Amnesty International

"The perpetrators of the horrific attack in Ouagadougou on Friday night which deliberately killed and injured dozens of people from many nationalities and religions, show an utter disregard for fundamental principles of humanity," said Alioune Tine, Amnesty International West Africa director.

"Over the last 15 months the people of Burkina Faso have shown enormous courage and determination in peacefully protecting their constitution, facing down a coup d'├ętat and electing a new government. Their resilience in doing so will help ensure they protect their rights and freedoms again."