Hundreds of demonstrators on Monday marched to demand justice for the journalist killed late last week in Guinea’s capital Conakry.
During the walk, journalists, representatives of civil society and citizens chanted: “One more death, a death too!”, “Justice, justice!” “Never again!”
Reporter El Hadj Mohamed Diallo died February 5 in clashes linked to the activities of the main opposition party, the UFDG, the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea.
The exclusion of a member of the political party, Bah Oury, caused clashes between his supporters and those of President Diallo.
The protesters demanded through their spokesman, Mame Fatoumata Diallo, that the authors of this tragedy realize: “We demand that light be shed on this affair, that perpetrators are unmasked, taken to court and punished up to their forfeiture. “
In this regard, the Minister of Justice Cheick Sako said the hearings in connection with the case has began. A judicial inquiry “against X for voluntary homicide” was opened shortly after the death of the journalist and “this crime will not go unpunished,” he went further.
Five associations of media professionals have also called on journalists to observe on Tuesday, February 9 a ‘free press day “in the country.
The deceased journalist was, according to his family, buried Sunday in a district of the town of Ratoma (suburb of Conakry).