August 31, 2008

Madagascar: Opposition Leader Henri Lecacheur Arrested

Excerpt from report by Malagasy privately-owned daily newspaper L'Express de Madagascar website on 30 August

It was a scene yesterday on the 13 May Square in Analakely. Five masked elements of the Special Security and Intervention Group (GSIS) arrested opposition leader Henri Lecacheur in the middle of a meeting. The elements accomplished their mission in a flash. [Passage omitted]

A security official contacted by phone last night said that Henri Lecacheur is detained at the Fiadanana research brigade following his arrest. [Passage omitted]

Originally published by L'Express de Madagascar website, Antananarivo, in French 30 Aug 08.

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