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Guinea’s caretaker leader faces lawsuit in France

APA-Conakry (Guinea)

The National Front for the Defence of the Constitution (FNDC) accuses the transitional president of “complicity in homicide and torture.”

War has been declared! 

Dissolved on August 6 by the Guinean junta, the National Front for the Defence of the Constitution (FNDC) is suing Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, the president of the transition.

 

This coalition of parties, trade unions and civil society organisations filed a complaint on September 8 with the prosecutor of the Judicial Tribunal of Paris, France. 

A source close to the case told Agence France Presse (AFP) that “complicity in homicide and torture” is the charge against the strongman of Conakry, who is married to a French woman.

 The FNDC holds Colonel Mamady Doumbouya responsible for the shooting death of three of its members and for all the abuses committed on the margins of the demonstrations of July and August 2022 to denounce a “unilateral management of the transition.”

 Pointing to the lack of independence of the Guinean justice system, the movement decided to file a complaint in France. 

A country that granted nationality to the deposed, in September 2021, of Alpha Conde as a member of the Foreign Legion. 

Unique in the world, the institution created in 1831 by King Louis-Philippe has become a prestigious unit of the French army.

 Between 2019 and 2021, the National Front for the Defence of the Constitution played a leading role in preventing the incumbent president, Alpha Condé, from seeking a third term.

 Today, the FNDC mainly denounces the confiscation of power, the repression of dissenting voices and the instrumentalization of justice. 

Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, in principle, must return power to civilians within three years.

 


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