Agence France-PresseMay 8, 2013 17:12
Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno on Wednesday denied he was waging a "witch hunt" against the opposition, after a string of arrests in connection with a foiled coup plot last week.
"What happened last week was a conspiracy, a very serious conspiracy... Some perpetrators and accomplices were apprehended and brought to justice," the president said.
"There are a lot of rumours saying this action (the arrests) was against the opposition, and there is also talks of a witch hunt, but you must not be mistaken. No one is above the law," he said.