“Republic of Guinea: A third term for Alpha CONDÉ, at what cost?”
Communiqué  Posté le 05-10-2020 07:00, modifié le 05-10-2020 07:00 par Tournons la page

The “Tournons La Page” movement, in a report published today, highlights the repression taking place in Guinea, and brings the case before the International Criminal Court for Crimes Against Humanity.

 

According to Tournons La Page’s (TLP) report, published today, at least 52 people have been killed by the Defence and Security Forces between April 2019 and March 2020, during or in the aftermath of the large-scale protests that swept the country after the announcement of Alpha CONDÉ’s ambition to change the constitution.

TLP argues that the systematic repression against opponents during this period constitutes a crime against humanity, according to article 7 of the Rome Statute. TLP, through its lawyer, immediately brought the case before the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to denounce the unpunished actions of the Guinean Defence and Security Forces.

In the report, entitled “République de Guinée, un troisième mandat d’Alpha CONDÉ à quel prix ?“ (translated as “Republic of Guinea, a third term for Alpha CONDÉ, at what cost ?”)  TLP, through its network of militants and member organisations in Guinea, documented the acts of violence committed between the first protests against the proposal to change the constitution (in April 2019), and the referendum on whether or not to adopt this new constitution, on the 22nd of March 2020.

During this period, the policy of systematic repression put in place by the Guinean government result in the perpetration of at least 52 murders, caused hundreds of injuries and resulted in the arrest of dozens of civilians and leaders of the protest. The report also states that militants opposed to Alpha CONDÉ were deported to military camps hundreds of kilometres away from their homes.

Members of the TLP-Guinea coalition were not spared by the large-scale repression, with many arbitrarily arrested and detained.

The authors of this bloody repression still benefit from total impunity today.

Through the report and its signalling, TLP calls for the International Community to become aware of the seriousness of the situation in Guinea, and to do everything possible to put an end to the impunity of those who committed this crime against humanity.

Both Guinea’s international and regional partners need to measure the full long-term impact that this socio-political crisis will have on a society already weakened by years of poor governance and a degraded social situation.

As an international movement of promotion of democracy, Tournons La Page (TLP) calls for solidarity between the peoples and for general mobilisation, so that the Guinean people’s wish to have democratic alternation and stability can be granted.

 

 

Download the report : « République de Guinée, un troisième mandat d’Alpha CONDÉ à quel prix ? »

 

Press contacts :

Marc ONA ESSANGUI, Président : onamarc@protonmail.com / +241 06 26 06 17

Ibrahima DIALLO, Coordinateur TLP Guinée : pdhguinee2011@gmail.com / +224 622 30 29 30

Me Elise Le Gall - avocate en charge du signalement à la CPI : + 336 37 25 62 83 / cabinet@le-gall-avocat.com

 

The report, signalling and press release were produced with the support of the NGO Agir Ensemble pour les Droits Humains.

 

 

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