Guinea: UN Voices Concern at Excessive Use of Force

The United Nations human rights office has urged the Guinean authorities to allow protesters the right to peaceful assembly and expression, warning against the excessive use of force by security forces in a number of incidents over the past few weeks.

Protesters during a nationwide strike.

  • Guinea:  Police Beat Journalist Covering Protest (press release)

    Committee to Protect Journalists, 21 May 2012

    Police Officers Assaulted Alpha Oumar Diallo, a journalist for online newspaper Aminata, as he covered anti- government protests on May 10 in Conakry, the capital, according to ... read more »

  • Guinea:  Court Charges Colonel for Mass Rapes at Protest

    UN News Service, 10 February 2012

    A senior United Nations official welcomed today the news that a Guinean court has filed charges against an army colonel accused of being responsible for mass rapes that occurred ... read more »

  • Guinea:  Judges Charge Army Officer Over Stadium Massacre (press release)

    Human Rights Watch, 9 February 2012

    The decision by investigative judges in Guinea to file charges against a high-level military official allegedly implicated in grave violations of human rights during a massacre of ... read more »

  • Guinea:  One Killed As Power Protests Turn Bloody - Officials

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 17 January 2012

    At least one person was killed and some 30 were injured as Guinean soldiers fired on a crowd protesting electricity cuts in the port city of Kamsar north of the capital Conakry, ... read more »

  • Guinea:  Atrocities in the Country Must Never Be Forgotten, Says UN Envoy On Sexual Violence

    UN News Service, 22 November 2011

    The United Nations official leading the fight against sexual violence during conflicts today urged the international community to never forget the deadly violence which ravaged ... read more »

  • Guinea:  Govt Bans Public Rallies

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 9 November 2011

    Guinea has outlawed all "public rallies" held without prior authorization, such as meetings or street markets, a ministerial decree said Wednesday. read more »