Massacre At a Stadium - Guinea Confronts Its Past

Guinea has suffered years of corruption and political violence, with the stadium massacre, as it became known, being the latest in a long line of abuses stretching back to the years after the country's independence in 1958.



In 2009, hundreds of people were killed or wounded inside this stadium. Hundreds of women were also raped on the morning of September 28.

  • Guinea:   7 Years On, Justice for Massacre Needed

    HRW, 27 September 2016

    Guinea has yet to deliver justice for the grave crimes committed on September 28, 2009, at a Conakry stadium, six international and national human rights groups said today, in… Read more »

  • Guinea:   Why Reconciliation Is Crucial

    OSIWA, 10 August 2016

    On June 29, 2016, the Provisional National Commission on Reconciliation (CPRN) co-chaired by Guinea's highest religious figures submitted its long awaited final report to President… Read more »

  • Guinea:   Make 2009 Massacre Trial a Priority

    HRW, 28 September 2015

    Guinea's political leaders should put ending impunity and completing reform of the country's judicial system at the center of their priorities, six international and national human… Read more »

InFocus