On 18 October 2020, Alpha Condé, 82 years old, organised an electoral hold-up to run for a third term in the Republic of Guinea, despite strong protests from its population, who overwhelmingly rejected his plan for a third term, and the repression that cost the lives of hundreds of civilians killed during or on the fringes of FNDC demonstrations repressed by the Guinean defence and security forces.
By doing so, Alpha Condé is plunging his country into a deep political crisis that will have lasting consequences on Guinea's socio-political stability and development.
The Tournons La Page Movement, engaged alongside the people of Guinea since 2019 in its noble struggle for democratic alternation and respect for human rights, rejects the electoral hold-up perpetrated by Alpha Condé, with the sole aim of keeping power for life.
Tournons La Page condemns the murder of dozens of people in citizen demonstrations, as documented in our report "Republic of Guinea, a third term of Alpha Conde at what price?", and the witch hunt undertaken against members of the opposition and civil society. The government is responsible for these violations of rights and will sooner or later have to answer to justice for these crimes.
Tournons La Page bows before the memory of the disappeared.
We remain convinced that only democratic alternation and therefore the departure of President Condé in accordance with the Constitution, is the solution to the crisis that Guinea has been going through for more than two (2) years.
Tournons La Page reaffirms its commitment to serve the people of Guinea in their legitimate struggle for the establishment of a democratic culture in the Republic of Guinea.
Faced with this situation, Tournons La Page invites :
- the United States and the European Union to take action, including targeted sanctions, against civilian and military authorities involved in human rights violations in Guinea;
- The United Nations to work for the dispatch of an international commission of enquiry to the Republic of Guinea to investigate the serious human rights violations that occurred during the public demonstrations;
- The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to expedite the opening of a preliminary investigation into crimes committed in that country following our movement's report on crimes committed in Guinea.
Press Contact :
Ibrahima DIALLO - Coordinator TLP-Guinea
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