Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Up-Date on Guinea Massacre

The massacre carried out in Guinea on September 28th this year, which was discussed in an earlier posting, has now been covered in a United Nations investigation. The report has found that 156 people were killed in the massacre by army and members of government militia and that an additional 109 girls and women were subjected to rape, sexual mutilation and sequestration for repeated rape. Hundreds of others were tortured and abused. The massacre was a response to a demonstration against the military ruler President Moussa Dadis Camara who was subjected to an assassination attempt on December 3rd.

Camara is currently in Morocco where he is being treated for wounds suffered after the attack of December 3rd. The UN commission of enquiry into the massacre of September 28th has concluded that there is sufficient evidence to believe he was personally responsible for the massacre and that he should be tried by the International Criminal Court.

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