Mohamed Bacar, the renegade leader of the Comoran island of Anjouan, appears in court on the island of Reunion, with officials suggesting he could be deported back to Comoros. Anaïs Charles Dominique reports.
Comorian rebel leader Mohamed Bacar, wanted by the
He said Bacar would be tried on Saturday for illegally entering French territory and importing weapons, and the trial “could result in deportation”.
But he added that the hearing could be delayed by 10-15 days if Bacar appealed for time to prepare his defence.
He also said he would not be able to sign an order while a decision on whether to grant asylum was pending.
Relations between the two countries are fraught, and
Bacar and 22 soldiers from the Indian Ocean
His presence on Mayotte provoked rioting and he was transferred to the larger
French Overseas Territories Minister Yves Jego has said
“They should normally return to the
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