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Widespread Rape, 157 Dead in Guinea ‘Hell’

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Posted on Sep 29, 2009
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A human rights organization reported 157 dead after Guinean troops fired on protesters Tuesday. Widespread rape has also been reported by witnesses. The country’s opposition leader was quoted by the BBC as saying, “I don’t know whether I’m on earth or in hell.”

Some 50,000 Guineans turned out to protest the suggestion that junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara might run for president.  —PS

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An eyewitness told Human Rights Watch: “I saw several women stripped and then put inside the military trucks and taken away. I don’t know what happened to them.”

“They were raping women publicly,” opposition activist Mouctar Diallon said in an interview with French radio station RFI.

Guinean human rights activist Souleymane Bah told Reuters news agency that people trying to escape from the shooting were “caught and finished off with bayonets”.

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By Vasilis, October 1, 2009 at 1:05 am Link to this comment
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Big B the fact that you’re either american or british is made nauseatingly clear. Tell you what, let’s forget the responsibility of the western world towards Africa after enslaving its peoples, raping its resources and destroying their way of life. Turn your back on it now, give them back their gold mines, diamond mines, oil fields, etc. and leave them in peace. Don’t be surprised when african slave ships come to your backward country 100 years later to take your grandchildren to work their cotton fields.

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By Big B, September 30, 2009 at 8:45 am Link to this comment

I fear the only thing that can be done now is to turn our collective backs to this continent. We need to turn off the cameras, and walk away. We need to ignore them, and not return for a hundred years. These people need to evolve, and they need to do it without our help. Without anyones.

When we return in a hundred years or so, we may find a rudementary industrial civilization. Then again, we could smell millions of burning bodies on the trade winds for the next few years, and then find nothing at all. This may sound cruel, but either way, it’s a win/win.

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By archeon of thrace, September 29, 2009 at 7:35 pm Link to this comment

oh well why is this not surprising….

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