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Opposition to Strike Rather Than March, Conde Thinks Opposition is Organizng a Coup, UFDG to Bring Charges Against Cops, and Tete-a-Tete Between ICC Bensouda and Gen. Sekouba Konate

May 13, 2012


Tear gas canister and bullet casings used on May 10 at opposition march

The opposition met today and decided that, rather than a march tomorrow, May 14, a national strike would be best. Earlier, there had been rumors that the RPG-Arc-en-Ciel supporters of Alpha Conde might mount a counter strike tomorrow which would be nothing short of a demonstration day from hell. Whether this had bearing on the opposition’s change in plans is not known.

The UFDG has decided to bring charges against police in Hamdallaye for extreme brutality in its attacks against unarmed, peaceful protesters.

Alpha Conde, speaking to his supporters at the Palais du Peuple today said that he thinks the opposition is organizing a “coup d’etat.” Well . . . .

Head Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda was in Washington Friday to meet with Gen. Sekouba Konate to talk about the September 28, 2009 massacre. At some point the topic of his whereabouts on the day of the massacre came up. Konate explained he was out of the country at the time. (from Kibarou)

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