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Portugal sends coup investigators to São Tomé and Príncipe

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Portugal has dispatched a crew of investigators and consultants from the judicial police on the request of Sao Tome and Principe to take part within the investigation into the failed coup try on this former Portuguese colony.

This crew, made up of “investigators and consultants from the judicial police” in addition to an “skilled in forensic medication”, was despatched on Sunday following “an pressing request for assist” from the authorities of Sao-Tome- Principe, says a joint assertion from the Ministry of International Affairs and the Ministry of Justice.

Portuguese investigators “will work immediately with the judicial authorities of Sao Tome and Principe, as a part of the investigation into the occasions of Friday”, specifies the Portuguese authorities.

The Lisbon determination follows the failed coup try on this small island nation within the Gulf of Guinea that the federal government claims to have foiled in a single day from Thursday to Friday.

4 individuals, arrested following these occasions, died, in keeping with the military chief of workers, Olinto Paquete, who didn’t give extra particulars on the unclear circumstances.

The federal government of this impartial nation since 1975 has “firmly condemned” what it describes as a “violent try and subvert the constitutional order”, following a council of ministers on Sunday, whereas assuring that “all investigations might be carried out to find out the causes and circumstances of the deaths”, along with the investigations to find out the tasks for the tried coup

Following a number of coup makes an attempt, the final in 2003 and 2009, the parliamentary regime has asserted itself on this archipelago, thought of a mannequin of parliamentary democracy in Africa.

He has alternated a number of instances between two events: the Liberation Motion of Sao Tome and Principe-Social Democratic Get together (MLSTP-PSD, center-left) and the Unbiased Democratic Motion (ADI, center-right) of Mr. Trovoada.