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AI issues damning report on Guinea

14 November 2019 at 20:05 | 1109 views

PV Staff

Amnesty International recently issued a damning report on the human rights situation in the West African country of Guinea which it says is characterised by "mounting human rights violations, including the killing of protesters, bans on peaceful assemblies and attacks on dissenting voices."

Many observers are alarmed by the current deterioration of civil and other rights in Guinea after the brutal military dictatorships that preceded the democratically elected government of Professor Alpha Conde (photo).

Conde was for many years a human rights activist and political agitator that was arrested and jailed many times before becoming president in 2010. He was re-elected in 2015.

Conte is 81 years old and is suspected of trying to revise the Guinean constitution so that he can run again for the presidency a third time. This has led to several demonstrations on the streets of Conakry, the capital.

Click on the link below for the Amnesty International report on Guinea:

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/11/guinea-human-rights-red-flags-ahead-of-presidential-election/

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