On September 5, 2021, army officers of the National Committee for Reconciliation and Development (Comité national du rassemblement et du développement, CNRD) overthrew the government of former President Alpha Condé. Under Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, the military government has cracked down on social and political rights. In May 2022, the military junta banned demonstrations indefinitely in violation of national and international law safeguarding the right to protest and later, doubled down on its repression by dissolving the country’s opposition coalition on political grounds. On September 28, 2022, alleged perpetrators for the 1989 stadium massacre, including former president Moussa Dadis Camara, went on trial.

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