Violence in Guinea


by Rumbold
29th September, 2009 at 8:22 pm    

Guinea, which suffered a coup in December, has seen the deaths of at least 157 opposition protestors after troops shot them:

“At least 157 opposition supporters are now believed to have died after Guinea’s troops opened fire on a mass protest in the capital, Conakry, a human rights group has said.

“According to hospital sources that we have spoken to, 157 dead and 1,253 injured have been registered,” Thierno Maadjou Sow, the president of the Guinean Human Rights Organisation, said on Tuesday…

The shootings took place on Monday after about 50,000 protesters gathered outside a stadium in defiance of an official ban on the demonstration.”


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  1. pickles

    New blog post: Violence in Guinea http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/6045




  1. Kanga — on 30th September, 2009 at 6:19 am  

    Send a peacekeeping force from Brixton at once!

  2. Nicki — on 8th October, 2009 at 9:01 pm  

    could you please update this story with the news about the mass military rape of women during the opposition protest? Thank you.

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