The former President of Comoros, Ahmed Abdallah Sambi has been charged and detained in connection with an investigation into embezzlement during a large-scale passport fraud, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Sambi was in power from 2006 to 2011 and is one of the main opponents of the current regime. He has been under house arrest for four months and accused of breaching public order. Sambi has denied all accusations leveled against him.
On Monday, a judge charged him with “corruption, misappropriation of public funds, complicity in forgeries and use of false in a passport fraud scandal.