Guinea Colonel Charged 2 Years After Massacre



Salon Staff
February 10, 2012 1:45PM (UTC)

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A Guinean government official says a high-ranking military commander has been charged in connection with a massacre at a soccer stadium more than two years ago.

Col. Moussa Tiegboro Camara has been indicted on charges connected to the September 2009 shootings, according to Justice Ministry spokesman Ibrahima Beavogui.

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Thousands of protesters had gathered at the stadium to protest the country's then-military ruler when presidential forces opened fire on a crowd and killed at least 157 people. Dozens of women were brutally raped.

Moussa Tiegboro Camara has been serving as the director of a government office tasked with fighting drug trafficking and serious crime. Human rights groups say he has not been taken into custody.


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