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Remember September 28, 2009

While The 2010 World Cup is going on in south Africa, 
it's important to remember what happened on another soccer field 
a little north of the current games, a few months ago 
on september 28, 2009 :

The presidential guard, the so-called ‘red berets’, entered a soccer field in Conakry, Guinea (Western Africa) and killed the men, raped women right on the grass, some inserted weapons, a woman was killed after a soldier inserted a rifle through her vagina and shot her to death. A few were kidnapped and taken from the stadium or on their way to receive medical care and taken to private residences and army base and gang raped for days. Witnesses report seeing about 63 corpses being removed he next day form the military base.  The presidential army troops took over the hospitals’ morgues to remove and bury the corpses, proof of their crime against humanity. The UN sent a commission to inquiry on this possible crime against humanity. “The government’s official death toll is 57. Human Rights Watch’s investigation found that the actual death toll is likely to have been between 150 and 200”.

“The scale of these crimes and the dearth of any apparent threat or provocation on the part of the demonstrators, in combination with the organized manner in which the security forces carried out the stadium attack, suggest that the crimes were premeditated and organized” Human Rights Watch
After the president’s death in 2008, captain Moussa Dadis Camara proclaimed himself president and seized power with other military officers. The rred berets’ are members of his personal army.

detailed report : ENGLISH version

rapport détaillé : version FRANÇAISE

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