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About Face No. 2! Conde Blinks

March 13, 2013

It has been a mere 24 hours since the opposition issued a declaration that they would stand in solidarity tomorrow at the court with three fellow opposition members facing a criminal hearing for the February 27 march AND that they would bring their opposition supporters with them. Who knows how many international phone calls Conde took at Sekoutoureya Palace and how many of his callers threatened to withhold financial aid or deny asylum to him should he be on the run from the International Criminal Court (ICC) one day.

Today, all that was left to do was make the announcement, but the government would punt when it came to taking the responsibility for having to rein in its prosecutorial overreach. Yet, there would be divine intervention from an imam and a cardinal.

STAY TUNED . . .

[FROM GUINEENEWS.ORG with translation via Google into English and editing by Guinea Oye]

Last Minute: Minister of Justice Suspends Proceedings Against Organizers of the February 27, 2013 Opposition March

Posted March 13, 2013

In a statement of which Guineenews has a copy, the Minister of State for Justice, Christian Sow, instructed prosecutors to suspend the proceedings against the organizers of the demonstration of 27 February 2013 that the hearing was scheduled for Thursday correctional 14 March the Court of First Instance Dixinn (Conakry II).

“Listening to the two great religious leaders of our country, Archbishop Vincent Koulibaly, Archbishop of Conakry and Elhadj Mamadou Saliou Camara, the Great Mosque Imam Faisal, the Minister of State in charge of Justice in his capacity as Chief Prosecutor instructed prosecutors to suspend the proceedings against the organizers of the demonstration of 27 February 2013 as well as the hearing that was scheduled for Thursday, March 14 the Court of First Instance Dixinn (Conakry II).

Barry Sarifou
Conakry, Guinea
224.64.87.42.57

One Comment leave one →
  1. Isaga barrie permalink
    March 14, 2013 6:52 AM

    le parquet général a suspendu la citation à comparaitre des leaders politiques de l’opposition. Ces derniers devaient se présenter jeudi prochain au tribunal de première instance en raison de leur implication présumée dans la manifestation du 27 février dernier.
    Ce rassemblement lancé pour exiger des élections législatives libres et transparentes avait dégénéré en affrontements et bain de sang. 9 personnes sont mortes. Et depuis les manifestation durement réprimées se poursuivent. Alors, peut-on parler d’un signe d’apaisement de la part du pouvoir qui avait déjà invité l’opposition à la table des négociation la semaine dernière.
    A noter également que le scrutin législatif prévu le 12 mai prochain pourrait être à nouveau reporté selon une annonce du président Alpha Condé dimanche. En attendant, l’opposition a annoncé de nouvelles marches et manifestations s’il n’y avait pas de reprise du dialogue politique.

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