GUINEA UPDATE: Next Opposition March Feb. 27, Foreign Mercenaries Part of Yesterday’s Attack in Opposition Neighborhoods, and” Suspect” List in Trial on July 19 “Attack” at Conde’s Home Grows
SEPT. 28, 2009, state security forces commit massacre and rape against peaceful, unarmed demonstrators. Three and half years later, the impunity of the state persists. No one from the 2009 massacre has been indicted by a credible court.
NEXT OPPOSITION MARCH
The next opposition march will be Wednesday, Feb. 27. The route will be from the roundabout at Enco 5 to the September 28 Stadium.
FOREIGN MERCENARIES PART OF GOVERNMENT ASSAULT ON OPPOSITION NEIGHBORHOODS
More information is flowing out of the predominantly opposition neighborhoods in Conarky which were the subject of state-sponsored attacks during the “dead city” day. Several residents said that foreign mercenaries were part of the attack which included severe beatings, theft and rape. Residents said it was readily apparent that many of the attackers were not from Guinea and spoke languages used by natives of Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, and Angola. In addition, the presence of domestic mercenaries, “Donzos,” or hunters, were noted as well.
For more information, see Guineelibre.com
THE TRIAL RE: JULY 19, 2011, “ATTACK” ON CONDE’S HOME
Head prosecutor, William Fernandez, continues to play ringmaster at a trial most think is a circus. More and more suspects are identified and brought in for questioning before the court.
Bah Oury, VP of the UFDG party, in exile in France, after Conde tried to frame him as the mastermind behind the “attack,” was asked about the trial in an interview with Guinee58.com
Guinee58: Mr. Bah, a few days ago in Conakry the trial opened at the Assizes of the alleged perpetrators of the attack against the person of the Head of State, Alpha Condé. You yourself are accused of involvement in the attack. What do you think this trial?
Oury Bah: “This incredible trial at the Assizes of Conakry shows the gloomy and tragic reality of Alpha Conde’s governance . Systematic torture inflicted on prisoners, extra-judicial executions like that of Lieutenant Ousmane Koulibaly thrown out of a 3rd floor of a building in Camp Samory Touré and Soufiana Thierno Diallo, arbitrary arrests targeted against officers of the National Army and well as against young leaders of the Commune of Ratoma remind us that Camp Boiro methods are still used. This is a very serious setback for the rule of law and justice. This is the return of the “arbitrary rule.”
STAY TUNED . . .