Commander Sekou Camara, governor of Guinea’s capital, Conakry, has been charged with torture and violence against civilians during the 2009 transitional period led by General Sekouba Konate, sources told PANA on Saturday.
The source said the governor was heard on Friday by a judge who read out to him his involvement, alongside other officials, in the torture and abuse of civilians who allegedly attacked the transition president’s convoy.
The former army chief of staff, General Nouhoum Thiam, currently under detention for attempted coup against president Alpha Conde in July 2011, is also cited in the case.
The judge, however, said the case against the governor did not necessarily mean that he was guilty, pointing out it was up to him prove his innocence.
“Impunity is over and done with in Guinea. No one can be above the law... the minister of Justice is determined to ensure equal justice for all. There will be no more separate justice for the poor and for rich in Guinea,” he added.
Colonel Moussa Camara of the Special Services and his colleague, Cherif Adboulaye Diaby, ex-Health minister, have been charged with involvement in the 28 September 2009 violence against civilians who were organizing a peaceful rally to demand the end of military rule.
Sources say over 150 persons were killed during that rally with dozens of women raped and beaten up.