Entertainment Madagascar claims to have foiled an attempt at assassination of its president, two Frenchmen arrested

15:30  22 july  2021
15:30  22 july  2021 Source:   france24.com

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The Malagasy authorities have arrested several people including two French people, that they suspect of having planned to assassinate President Andry Rajoelina, said Thursday the Attorney General of Madagascar.

The Malagasy parquet floor announced, Thursday, July 22, having foiled an attempt at Assassination from the President of the Republic Andry Rajoelina . Several individuals have been arrested.

"Several foreign and Malagasy nationals were arrested on Tuesday as part of a state security investigation," said Wednesday night at the press the Attorney General, Berthine Razafiarivony.

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Among these arrested persons are two French, we learned Thursday of diplomatic source.

"According to material evidence in our possession, these individuals have scored a plan for the elimination and neutralization of the various Malagasy figures including the head of state," added the prosecutor, without further details or evidence or on the evidence. circumstances of these arrests.

"At this stage of the survey that continues, the General Prosecutor's Office ensures that all the light will be done on this case," she continued.

The Malagasy Taratra agency, under the supervision of the Ministry of Communication, let know that the two Frenchmen arrested, Philip F. and Paul R., would be former retired officers.

During the celebration of the Independence Day of Madagascar, on June 26, the Gendarmerie had already announced that he had an attempt at assassination, that of the Secretariat for the Gendarmerie - General Richard Ravalomanana, the arm Law of the President.

Cast countries in the world, Madagascar has experienced many political crises for 20 years. The large island is almost locked since the pandemic of Covid-19, and the famine is currently hitting a region in the south of the country.

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