International court to probe killings in Guinea
15-Oct-2009 (2 comments)

CNN) -- The International Criminal Court said Thursday that it will investigate the killing of nearly 160 protesters in Guinea -- allegedly by government troops.

The demonstrators were killed September 28 when tens of thousands of people showed up at a stadium to protest the rule of Capt. Moussa Dadis Camara, who seized power in the West African nation in a bloodless coup in December, human rights groups said. Women allegedly also were raped during the melee.

"From the information we have received, from the pictures I have seen, women were abused or otherwise brutalized on the pitch of Conraky's stadium, apparently by men in uniform," said Deputy Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.

Anonymous Observer

Why Not the IRI???

by Anonymous Observer on

These protestors were killed during anti-government protests in Guinea.  The International Criminal Court is now investigating the case in the hopes of bringing crimes against humanity charges against government officials in Guinea.  The question is why has the ICC failed to start the same investigation against IRI officials for the post election killings of protestors in Iran?


Shah Ghollam

Let's see

by Shah Ghollam on

what the International community in the form of UN or International court will achieve in the case of a far bigger stinking case "the Israeli Gaza massacares and crimes against humanity" first. That outcome will prove how real these International organizations are and what to really expect from them.