The Guinean government defended itself on Thursday against a report, voluntarily against him according to him, of Amnesty International on the situation of the human rights in the country.
The NGO released Wednesday a report titled « Guinea: the seers to red in the run-up to the presidential election of 2020 ».
It counts 70 demonstrators killed during the last five years, of which at least 59 seem to have been by the security forces. It denounces the excessive use of force, bans on peaceful demonstrations, « mass » and « arbitrary » arrests, cases of torture and impunity of the security forces.
Amnesty report presents « insufficiently verified and cross-referenced facts and voluntarily ignores the efforts and significant progress made » to consolidate the rule of law and improve the conduct of security forces, says a statement released at the end of the Guinean Council of Ministers.
Amnesty does not mention « particular difficulties », such as « the violent and chaotic nature of certain demonstrations » or the « lack of trust between certain populations and law enforcement personnel ».
Amnesty’s report was released as the poor, customary country of protests and brutal repressions has been stirred by protest since a group called for mobilization to block a possible third term for the president. Alpha Condé.
Gendarmes and police have forcibly dispersed a new mass protest against President Conde on Thursday in Conakry.