Experts have told a long-awaited trial into his killing that Burkina Faso’s revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara, who was gunned down during a coup in 1987, was shot at least seven times by assassins using tracer rounds, one of which was fired from behind. The AFP news agency reports that Prosper Farama, a lawyer for the Sankara family, said Wednesday’s testimony was revealing, explaining that “when you listen to the experts, the type of weapons were used for assault that intended to inflict a violent death, you cannot say that these are the types of weapons which are used to carry out an arrest.”