Guinea-Bissau leaders seized in coup freedBy TAMBA JEAN MATHEW in Dakar | Saturday, April 28 2012 at 12:28
The junta in Guinea Bissau has “unconditionally” released the two leaders seized nearly three weeks ago, state media said Saturday.
The two men include the interim President Raimundo Pareira and the former Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior.
Both men have since been flown to the Ivorian capital, Abidjan where they were received by the country’s authorities on Friday night.
Sources in Bissau said the two leaders were being held a military garrison near the capital and were released by the junta and immediately taken to the airport.
The junta in Bissau ostensibly released the two politicians under pressure from Ecowas, which was planning to rapidly dispatch a regional force, Ecomog, to dislodge the junta from power between now and Wednesday.
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