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Never Again, Camp Boiro!

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Camp Boiro

The prison, which was emptied and abandoned in 1984 after Sékou Touré's death, is located in a corner of an army base, about a five-minute walk from our house.

Camp Boiro

Former prisoners were on hand to describe their experiences. Mr. Diallo was a high-school administrator when he was arrested as part of the "Teacher's Plot" purge of 1961. He was in prison for six years without ever having been tried or sentenced.

L’Horreur !!

Comme chaque année, la date anniversaire des exécutions massives du 18 Octobre 1971  nous rappelle les périodes inconcevables d’une République digne de ce nom. A la vue des photos des disparus, avec toutes empreintes de douleur que leurs visages nous renvoient, notre cœur se serre, et pleure encore plus fort que les autres fois. Lire la suite...

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Il était une fois les fusillés d’Octobre 1971 

Selon les témoignages des rescapés des camps de détentions politiques, dans la nuit du 17 au 18 octobre 1971, soixante-dix (70) détenus ont été extraits de leurs différentes cellules, déshabillés, ligotés et entassés dans des camions, direction l’échafaud. Cette nuit inoubliable d'octobre 1971, soixante-dix Guinéens qui avaient combattu pour l’indépendance de leur pays, ont été fusillés sur ordre de Sékou Touré. Lire la suite...

 

Guinea: A Memorial for the Camp Boiro Victims

Poted April 2, 2009

By Suzanne Lehn

Abdoulaye Bah, a Guinean citizen now retired from the UN, lives in Rome and is a volunteer translator for Global voices in French, which he joined out of interest for cyberactivism against human rights violations everywhere, of all kinds. Abdoulaye is also involved in the website and virtual memorial caampboiro.org, created by the “Association of victims of Camp Boiro and of all concentration camps in Guinea”, both founded by Professor Tierno Siradiou Bah, to advocate for the forgotten victims of Sekou Touré's regime in Guinea. Abdoulaye agreed to be interviewed on a very dark and little known episode of Guinean history, a painful subject for him, to give a voice to the thousands who died under tortures in his country and, hopefully, contribute to remembrance and the edification of a real-life memorial in Conakry.​ Read More...