The NGO “Tournons la Page” condemns the imprisonment without trial against Oumar Sylla, nicknamed “Foniké Mengué”. A member of the National Front for Defense of the Constitution (FNDC), he was arrested in Conakry on September 19 for “illegal assembly on the public highway”. In detention for three months at the Central House in Conakry, Oumar Sylla began a hunger strike on December 25 to demand that his trial be scheduled.
Oumar Syla’s state of health worries the NGO, which in turn condemns the long detention of this activist before the trial.
Ibrahima Diallo, coordinator of “Turning the Page”, was reached by Bineta Diagne from RFI’s African service. “Since December 3, the examination court has closed its case. Since then, it has stalled and it is not known for what reasons they refuse to send Omar to court for trial. It’s a temporary detention that is being extended … he’s been in jail for three months and he’s just asking to be prosecuted.
We, “Turn the Page”, we condemn this situation, and we believe that it is a correction that is inflicted on Oumar Sylla, simply because he is one of the leaders who is against the third mandate of Mr. Alpha Condé. “
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Oumar Sylla, alias Foniké Menguéis a member of the National Coordination of the National Front for Defense of Constitution, which brings together most of civil society and the political opposition. He was arrested in the spring of 2020 at the time released in Augustbefore he was arrested again in September.
The incumbent Guinean president, Alpha Condé, was re-elected for a third term in October 2020 after months of events in civil society organizations against this new mandate.