The former head of state is the main accused in the repression of an opposition meeting in September 2009. More than 150 people had lost their lives. This Wednesday, Moussa Dadis Camara responded to his own lawyers.
With our correspondent in Conakry, Mathias Raynal
In a blue, white and gray striped boubou, the ex-putschist is content to nod in the face of questions from his lawyer, who shouts into the microphone: “ Yes or no, are you a victim of the events of September 28? Moussa Dadis Camara answers with a barely audible “yes”. The council insists on the conspiracy theory developed by his client, whose massacre would have been a centerpiece in order to oust him from power. To allow the arrival ofAlpha Conde at the head of the state in exile for more than 10 years in Burkina Faso, the president would have continued to put pressure on Dadis.
Anyway, that’s what he says. Alpha Condé would have sought to obtain his support during electoral periods to ensure the vote of the region of origin of Moussa Dadis Camara. “ What do you have to say to the people of Guinea? Was Dadis the victim of a conspiracy, of betrayal? Is Dadis innocent? “, ends his lawyer.
The defendant launches into a long tirade where he evokes pell-mell God, the president of the court, without finishing his sentences. Anyway, he is interrupted by Ibrahima Sory 2 Tounkara. “ Do you have any other questions ? asks the magistrate to the lawyer.
Moussa Dadis Camara has been at the helm for over a month. Two defendants have not yet been heard.
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