World Guinea: 50 years after summary executions, steps towards the recognition of victims

02:55  19 october  2021
02:55  19 october  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Sad memory that the guineaens commemorated this Monday morning October 18th in the ex-Camp Boiro de Conakry. There have perished thousands of civilian and military persons under the Sékou Toure regime. Hundreds of people mobilized to remember the executions in this military camp on October 18, 1971.

with our correspondent in Conakry, Moctar Bah

in Guinea, fifty years ago, in the night of 17 to 18 October 1971, under the regime of Sekou Touré, 71 detainees were executed without trial. Nocturnal summary executions in a context of repression. The year 71 was that of a real hunt for witches against those whom Sékou Toure perceived as "enemies of the interior", the "fifth column". Ministers and high executives were killed that night. Their bodies have never been identified.

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mainly dressed in red t-shirts, synonymous with blood paid, the victims and children of the victims commemorated the 50 years of these summary executions inside Camp Boiro.


Own executions perpetrated under the Sékou Toure regime, both in Conakry and everywhere inside the country, especially in Kindia and Kankan, two cities garrisons in the west and east of the country .

In a statement on the places where the crimes were perpetrated, the spokesman of the Camp Boiro Victims Association, Abdoulaye Conside, thanked the new Guinean authorities. According to him, they have facilitated this ceremony that had been forbidden for them in the last two years. Guinean Prime Minister Mohamed Beavogui represented the head of state, Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya. Minister Secretary General of the Presidency and the President's Office Director were also present.

for Fodé Marega, also from the association of victims of Camp Boiro, these presences are a strong gesture.

abdoulaye tale has formulated a series of claims delivered to the Prime Minister. Among these claims are in good position the rehabilitation of the victims of the repression of the Irese Republic buried in common pits and the return of property seized.

According to Kabinet Fofana, political analyst, CNRD wants to give impetus to the recognition of victims.

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