A military court in Burkina Faso’s capital has indicted former President Blaise Compaore in connection to the 1987 murder of his charismatic predecessor, Thomas Sankara. Al Jazeera reports that Thirteen others – including Compaore’s right hand man and his security chief – were also indicted on charges ranging from “assassination” to “concealment of corpses” in what a lawyer representing the relatives of the slain former president, described as “a victory and a step in the right direction”. Compaore, who has been in exile in neighbouring Ivory Coast since 2014, has always however denied involvement in Sankara’s assassination.