Togo: Information on the arrest, detention and reported death of "Affo Sangabo" also known as "Ibrahim Ibouriam," who is alleged to have been involved in the 23 September 1986 coup d'état attempt
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 September 1992|
|Citation / Document Symbol||TGO11752|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Togo: Information on the arrest, detention and reported death of "Affo Sangabo" also known as "Ibrahim Ibouriam," who is alleged to have been involved in the 23 September 1986 coup d'état attempt, 1 September 1992, TGO11752, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6aca758.html [accessed 21 May 2013]|
An attempted coup d'état against the government of President Gnassigbe Eyadema was carried out 23-24 September 1986 (Keesing's 1987 1987, 35110). According to Amnesty International,
Thirteen people were sentenced to death...in all 35 people were charged, including several nationals of neighbouring states, but 10 of them were tried in absentia. Of the defendants in court, 10 were sentenced to death, seven were sentenced to life imprisonment, five received sentences of up to one year's imprisonment and three others were acquitted (Ibid., 113).
These reports, however, do not mention the name of Affo Sangabo or Ibrahim Ibouriam. For further information on the coup attempt, please refer to the attached document. Other information on this subject is currently unavailable to the Documentation, Information, and Research Branch (DIRB) in Ottawa.
Amnesty International. 1987. Amnesty International Report 1987. New York. Amnesty International U.S.A.
Keesing's Record of World Events 1987. 1987. Vol. 33. Roger East. ed. London: Longman Group UK. Ltd.
Keesing's Record of World Events 1987. 1987. "Togo: Attempted Coup - Relations with Neighbouring States - Cabinet Reshuffle and Party Appointments." Vol. 33. Roger East. ed. London: Longman Group UK. Ltd.