Burkina Faso’s military government said it has restored the constitution a week after taking power and has appointed the coup’s leader as head of state for a transitional period. Al Jazeera reports that, according to a statement read by the military government – officially named the Patriotic Movement for Preservation and Restoration – they plan to guarantee the independence of the judiciary and presumption of innocence, as well as basic liberties spelled out in the constitution such as freedom of movement and freedom of speech. The statement however did not give a timeline for the transition period.