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Guinea Arrested 322 Demonstrators This Week, Prosecutor Says

September 29, 2011

Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Guinea’s security forces arrested 322 people this week during protests held by opposition political parties, said Mohamed Said Haidara, public prosecutor for the court at Dixinn, a suburb of Conakry, the capital.

The people face charges of destruction of public and private buildings, violence, robbery and homicide, Haidara said on state-owned radio today. Court hearings will begin tomorrow, he said. Two demonstrators were killed and 25 officers were injured during the protests, Haidara said.

--Editors: Emily Bowers, Alastair Reed.

To contact the reporter on this story: Ougna Camara in Conakry via Accra at ebowers1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at asguazzin@bloomberg.net.


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