Gabon: Junta says ousted president Bongo “free to go abroad”

Source: France 24 [French state media]

“Gabon’s former president Ali Bongo, who was ousted in a putsch, is free to leave the country and travel abroad, the leader of the coup that toppled him said on Wednesday. He has freedom of movement … and can travel abroad if he wishes,’ general Brice Oligui Nguema said in a statement read on state television. Bongo, in power for 14 years, had been under house arrest since the military coup of August 30, carried out without bloodshed less than an hour after his party proclaimed his re-election in a vote described as fraudulent by the putschists.” (09/06/23)