Guinea Death Toll Raises Over 150, Reports Of Rape And Looting

September 29, 2009

Guinea (ChattahBox) – A human rights group has claimed that the death toll of the Guinea protesters killed by the country’s military has reached 157. But other disturbing information has been released, with confirmation from various sources.

According to the Guinean Organisation for Defence of Human Rights, 1,200 more people have been wounded, and the death toll is rising.

They have also received numerous reports from eyewitnesses, police, and those close to the military that say soldiers have been stripping and raping women, both in the street, and after taking them away in their trucks.

There have also been various reports of looting, and of soldiers bayoneting protesters as they attempted to escape being shot.

The protests were against Junta head Capt Moussa Dadis Camara, who, it is rumored, will be running for president in the next election.

Camara denies the claims of sexual assault, though reports of witnesses have been increasing over the last 24 hours.

France has suspended all military ties with the region, and the U.N. is threatening sanctions.

The shocking reports are horrifying, but not surprising. Guinea’s military has long since been accused of violence against protesters, though the level of brutality shown during this latest presentation of the military’s lack of control is beyond the usual reports.

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