Dadis Camara, Guinea’s Former Military Junta Leader, Now in Bamako, Mali
NOTE: Malian media are reporting that the initial report that Dadis Camara was in Bamako, Mali is incorrect. Camara continues to convalesce in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso.
APA-Conakry (Guinea) The head of state of Burkina Faso and mediator in the crisis in Guinea, Blaise Compaore, arrived in Conakry on Tuesday for a visit aimed at strengthening cooperation relations between the two countries, but also reviving the electoral process in that country.
During his visit, Compaore will meet with the various actors in the transition process to gather the views of all parties on the presidential runoff whose date has not yet been set.
The case of the former junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara who reportedly transferred to Bamako, Mali after seven months of convalescence in the Burkinabe capital, Ouagadougou, is among key issues the mediator will discuss with his hosts.
When Moussa Dadis Camara was shot by his former aide Aboubacar “Toumba” Diakite on 3 December, President Compaore chartered a plane to take Dadis to Morocco for treatment.
Diakite shot Camara following a violent dispute over the 28 September events which resulted in several deaths, injuries and numerous human rights violations.
King Mohamed VI of Morocco had transferred Moussa Camara Dadis to Burkina in January, following improvement in his health.
Some Western powers had favoured his transfer to an international court for the massacres perpetrated by some of his guards on 28 September.
A UN probe commission indicated his responsibility for these killings as commander in chief of the army.