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Vol 50 No 20

Published 8th October 2009


Gunning down democracy

Condemned for massacring its own people, the junta negotiates an economic lifeline with China

More than 157 unarmed demonstrators were shot down on 28 September by soldiers using rifles, daggers, machetes and iron bars. It was a straightforward massacre. Those killed had been protesting against military ruler Moussa Dadis Camara's plan to stand for election as president next year. Many others were injured and tortured. Some soldiers raped women, shoving rifle barrels and sticks into their genitals.

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