Guinea: junta confirms ban on demonstrations despite UN complaints

Guinea: junta confirms ban on demonstrations despite UN complaints

On May 13, the junta proclaimed a ban “until electoral campaign periods” on any demonstration on the public highway “likely to compromise social tranquility and the proper execution of activities” during the three years supposed to precede a return of civilians to power. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday urged the Guinean military to restore the right to demonstrate. The authorities rejected this request in a press release read Tuesday evening on state television.

With our correspondent in Conakry, Mouctar Bah

The CNRD and its president (Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya), reiterate that no march will be authorized as long as the supervision guarantees are not met. “. It is this statement that has provoked the ire of the political class and civil society who do not intend to comply with the injunctions of the military authorities of the Guinean transition.

Ibrahima Diallo, FNDC operations manager. ” Despite all the denunciations and warnings from national and international organizations for the defense of human rights and the United Nations, we believe today that the CNRD really demonstrates its willingness to stay in power forever. We do not intend to submit to this illegal and illegitimate and untimely ban on the right to protest in our country ».

Same tone on the side of the political actors of the ANAD, the national alliance for democratic alternation and the G58, a group of about sixty political parties favorable to dialogue and the right to demonstrate on the public highway.

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