Guinea: Further information: Guinean activist released from detention: Oumar Sylla

Index Number: AFR 29/4735/2021

Oumar Sylla (alias Foniké Mengué) was freed from Conakry prison, in the Guinean capital, on 7 September after the Attorney General ordered his release on the instructions of the new authorities, following a military coup on 5 September. Oumar Sylla had been arbitrarily detained since 29 September 2020 and in June 2021 was sentenced by Conakry’s Court of Appeal to three years in prison for “communication and dissemination of false information, violence and threat of death”, solely in connection to his peaceful activism.

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