FNDC announces new demonstrations

The collective called on Monday for a new demonstration against the junta on August 17 in Guinea, which ended a ceasefire over the failure to respond to its requests for “credible dialogue” on the transition to civilian power.

In Conakry, the FNDC collective on Monday 8 August called for new demonstrations against the junta on 14 August in Brussels, Belgium, to challenge the EU and on 17 August throughout Guinea, ending a ceasefire, due to the lack of response to his demand for “credible dialogue” about the transition to civilian power.

The National Front for Defense of the Constitution (FNDC), a coalition of parties, unions and civil society organizations, was behind the demonstrations organized on 28 and 29 July. prohibited by the authorities and where five people were killed, to condemn the junta’s “unilateral management of the transition”.

“These demonstrations are aimed at demanding from the CNRD the satisfaction of the following demands,” Mamadou Billo Bah, the spokesperson of the FNDC, told our correspondent in Conakry at the microphone, Mouctar Bah: the opening of a framework for credible dialogue between the CNRD, political actors and civil society; establishing a reasonable and consensual deadline for the duration of the transition, instead of being six months imposed by the CNRD, and which is not based on any objective basis; respect for fundamental rights and freedoms, above all the right to life, and annulment of the decision on a general ban on peaceful demonstrations in streets and public squares; the opening of the blood crimes trial; the unconditional release of all political prisoners in connection with the protests; the end of legal harassment and frivolous lawsuits against political and civil society actors; the initiation of an independent investigation under the auspices of the United Nations to bring the perpetrators and sponsors of the crimes and abuses committed before the competent courts.

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