Heavily armed men took the former President of Guinea, Moussa Dadis Camara, from prison in the capital, Conakry, on Saturday morning. He has now been arrested again and returned to his cell.
The Guinean army and Kamara’s lawyer confirmed to Agence France-Presse France Press agency The former junta leader was found “safe and sound” and returned to prison. The army spokesman did not reveal further details about his disappearance and return.
The suspects were also said to have been arrested along with Kamara on Saturday morning. The former junta leader’s lawyer described the incident as a “kidnapping” and said Camara’s life was in danger.
To find Kamara, the West African country’s borders were closed. According to residents, army forces and special forces patrolled the streets of the capital on Saturday.
Camara came to power in a coup in 2008. A year later, a massacre occurred during a large pro-democracy protest. Tens of thousands of participants in this protest did not want the leader of the military junta to participate in the presidential elections. More than 150 people were killed when security forces suppressed the demonstrators. Camara is now on trial for his role in the massacre. He himself denies responsibility.
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