• Health workers remove the body of Prince Nyentee, a 29-year-old man whom local residents said died of Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, on September 11, 2014.
    West African governments should ensure rights protections as a crucial element in controlling the unprecedented Ebola epidemic ravaging the region. Human Rights Watch expressed its sympathy to the families, friends, and colleagues of those who have died as a result of the Ebola outbreak, and recognized the courage of many health workers and others in caring for the sick.

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Guinea

  • Sep 27, 2014

    The fifth anniversary on September 28, 2014, of the Conakry stadium massacre should be the last before justice is done. More than 150 people were killed, some 100 women were raped and several hundred people were injured on September 28, 2009, as government troops attacked peaceful demonstrators.

  • Sep 15, 2014
    West African governments should ensure rights protections as a crucial element in controlling the unprecedented Ebola epidemic ravaging the region. Human Rights Watch expressed its sympathy to the families, friends, and colleagues of those who have died as a result of the Ebola outbreak, and recognized the courage of many health workers and others in caring for the sick.
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  • Jul 3, 2013

    Guinea’s domestic panel of judges investigating the country’s 2009 stadium massacre and rapes has taken a significant step in charging a high-level suspect, who is expected to be questioned by the judges on July 4. Given the potential for interference with the investigation, the government should place the suspect on leave and take additional measures to protect judges, witnesses, and victims.
     

  • Jun 28, 2013
    On June 27, investigative judges overseeing the investigation into the September 2009 killing and rape of opposition members, charged Lieutenant-Colonel Claude Pivi for his role in the crimes. The charges against Pivi, the minister for presidential security, represents a significant step forward for justice in Guinea.
  • Dec 5, 2012

    The Guinean government should increase support to the domestic investigation of the September 28, 2009 massacre, rapes, and other abuses to enable fair, credible prosecutions of the crimes without further delay, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The conclusion is based on extensive research and analysis of the factors holding up the investigation. International partners – including the European Union (EU), United States, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – also should increase pressure and support for justice to be done.

     

  • Nov 16, 2012
    Guinean authorities should speedily and transparently bring to justice those responsible for the November 9, 2012 killing of the country’s treasury director. Aissatou Boiro, director of the Office of the Treasury, was investigating a high-level corruption case, her co-workers told Human Rights Watch.
  • Sep 29, 2012

    Hundreds of victims of the 2009 massacre, rapes, and other abuses by security forces in Guinea have yet to see justice done on the eve of the third anniversary of the attacks. The Guinean government should increase support for the domestic investigation of the crimes so that those responsible can be held to account without further delay. 

     

  • Feb 9, 2012
    The decision by investigative judges in Guinea to file charges against a high-level military official allegedly implicated in grave violations of human rights during a massacre of protesters in 2009 is an important step toward ensuring justice for the victims. Security forces were implicated in the killings of more than 150 opposition members and the rape of over 100 women in the aftermath of a peaceful demonstration.