Gabon Opposition Leader Jean Ping to Be Charged With Torture

Gabon plans to charge opposition leader Jean Ping with torture and could face 10 years in prison and a fine, the country’s attorney general said.

The action against Ping, a former head of the African Union Commission, is being taken after his house was attacked by a group of people. He and people working for him are accused by youths involved in the attack of torture, Sidonie Flore Ouwe, the attorney general, said on state television late yesterday.

Gabon plans to hold presidential elections next year.

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