Many witnesses, often ex-associates of Charles Taylor, implicate Blaise Compaoré in the assassination of Thomas Sankara,
which was carried out with the complicity of Houphouet Boigny, other African personalities, France and the CIA.
In April 2006, the UN Committee for Human Rights, spurred on by the Judiciary committee of the International Campaign for Justice for
Thomas Sankara (ICJS), working in the name of the family, concluded in favor of the plaintiffs. It further asked the state of Burkina Faso
to elucidate the facts behind the assassination, in order to provide the family with a means for impartial justice, to correct his death certificate,
to prove where he was buried, to compensate the family for the trauma they have suffered and to publicly divulge the committee’s decision.
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