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UFDG Members Living in USA Denounce Attacks in Zogota and Siguiri and Demand Independent Investigations

August 9, 2012

The following statement from officials of the UFDG in the USA was translated into English using Google with some editing by Guinea Oye:

News: Statement by officials of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG) residing in the United States of America (USA)

Posted Aug 9, 2012 @ 3:42
Updated Aug 9, 2012 @ 3:45

© No protection of the guilty should be tolerated so that impunity in Guinea terminates.

We, who represent UFDG residents in the United States of America USA, have learned on the internet, read the report of some civil society organizations and watched the film of the massacres perpetrated by the Defence Forces and Security Forces (FDS) against populations Zogota the night of 4 to 5 August 2012. It is also the case of the unfortunate event that occurred in Siguiri Tuesday, August 7, 2012.

Faced with this sad situation, we bow reverently before the memory of the missing so that their souls may rest in peace. We partner with various bereaved families to share their pain following the massacres of their communities in both our countries. In this blessed month of Ramadan, we implore Allah Almighty that he should give his grace to victims. Amen.

We extend our deepest condolences to the families of individual victims, as well as communities in the Forest Guinea and that of Siguiri and people of Guinea.

Under the mandate dedicated to the MSDS for the protection of citizens by the Constitution and the ratification by the Republic of Guinea of the various conventions on the protection of human rights and human dignity, we strongly condemn these despicable acts.

We recall that impunity has always encouraged FDS officers to commit crimes against its own citizens they are supposed to protect. It is established that successive regimes have always sponsored the violence of state to stifle all thought of resistance of our people against autocracy that breeds bad governance in our dear Guinea.

We invite Guineans who love peace, justice, solidarity and social peace to mobilize to demand the country’s authorities to identify real perpetrators of these massacres and their transference to court so that they meet their forfeitures.

We require for this purpose an independent investigation so that full light is shed on these violations of human dignity that do not honor our country. It does not just address the perpetrators, but also the sponsors of the FDS descent on the localities of the two respective towns of Zogota Siguiri and must be identified and punished by law in all its rigor.

No protection of the guilty should be tolerated so that impunity ceases in Guinea.

Long live the United Guinea, Long live the National Unity and Long live Liberty

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