Guinean authorities have announced that former President Alpha Condé will be prosecuted for murder and other crimes committed while in government.
Condé, who is 84 years old, was deposed in September by a military coup.
According to a statement from Guinea’s public prosecutor, he is one of 27 former senior officials accused of a long list of offenses.
Murder, illegal detentions, abductions, torture, rape, and kidnapping are among them.
The claims appear to be related to Condé’s final months in government, when security forces were sent to suppress resistance to his third term.
Hundreds of people were killed because they took to the streets.
The prosecution was opened after a complaint was made by FNDC, an umbrella organisation that organized the protests, according to the public prosecutor, who was nominated by Guinea’s military rulers.
Condé became Guinea‘s first democratically elected president in 2010, but the 84-year-old was deposed by army officers last year and replaced by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya.
He was allowed to go to the United Arab Emirates for medical treatment in January, coming back to Guinea on April 10.
His party, Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) has said that he was not truly free before or after his trip, and demanded his “total and unconditional freedom”.
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