Guinea: Marching to their death: The urgent need of justice for the victims of Guinea’s crackdown on demonstrations

Between October 2019 and July 2020, at least 50 people were killed in Guinea during demonstrations against the constitutional reform initiated and implemented by the ruling party, and during protests against both the lack of electricity and the cordon sanitaire set up to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 200 other people were injured, some of whom are now suffering serious after-effects. Dozens of opponents have been arbitrarily arrested and detained – including during the COVID-19 pandemic – simply for having exercised their right to freedom of expression or peaceful assembly in order to denounce authoritarian excesses of power.

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