Guinea Bissau—Following an inquiry into an alleged coup attempt last year, ex-Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau Domingos Simoes Pereira has been prevented from leaving the country.
Following a failed coup attempt in the notoriously volatile West African country, which resulted in the deaths of 11 people, the decision to expel the ex-Prime Minister was made.
On February 1, heavily armed men assaulted government buildings in Bissau’s capital when President Umaro Sissoco Embalo was chairing a cabinet meeting.
Attorney-General Bacary Biaye told reporters on Wednesday that Pereira had been placed under judicial review the day before, meaning he couldn’t leave the country without authorization.
The decision is connected to a separate alleged plan to depose Embalo in April 2021, the details of which have yet to be revealed.