Stabbed in broad daylight by a soldier, proof in photos

These photos show a Guinean soldier stabbing a supposed protestor in broad daylight. The scenes are even more brutal than those which were revealed the day after the September 28 massacre in Conakry, something which junta chief Moussa Dadis Camara refuses to accept responsibility for, saying that he was "overwhelmed" by his army.

The following account comes from the person who took the photos. His story has been verified by one of our Observers, Kouyaté, who went to the spot where the stabbing took place. He spoke to another eyewitness, who gave the same story. 

UPDATE (16.10.09 - 11am Paris time): the Red Cross confirms having had picked up a man with knife injuries on 29 September in the Bambeto district. The victim was in a critical condition, but still alive on arrival at Donka hospital. We will further update this post if we receive more information.   

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“He came up to the guy on the floor and stabbed him three times”

Philippe took the photos from a building nearby and sent them to FRANCE 24.

A car pulled up. It must have been around half past three in the afternoon. Then a second car arrived, then a third. In that one, a Mitsubishi Pajero, there were eight youths who had been arrested by the police.

The soldiers got out of the vehicles and started chasing local residents [the scene takes place in Conakry, between the Bambeto and Cosa districts, where the people are majority Peul origin - Guinea's biggest ethnic group. Junta chief Moussa Dadis Camara belongs to the minority ethnic group ‘Guerzé', also known as the forestiers (or woodsmen)].

One of the youths in the back of the Pajero took the chance to run off. But a soldier shot at him and he collapsed. The soldiers dragged him back to the car. 

 

There then followed a discussion between the soldiers. Knowing he was going to die, should they leave him there or take him along with them?  

Eventually they drove off. Two soldiers remained, along with the guy who was bleeding to death on the ground. One of the soldiers who stayed had a knife. He came up to the guy and stabbed him three times - once in the chest, once in the stomach, and once in the back. A car from the presidential guard was sent to pick up the two soldiers.  

 

 

After they left, I went down to the man. He wasn't moving. I'm sure he was dead. The Red Cross came to pick him up about an hour later.

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It's sickening

I think about the photographer when he took the shots. Must have been terrible for him too, traumatizing.

PARIS MASSACRE.. and MUDER

17 OCTOBER 1961 PARIS FRANCE, FRENCH ALGERIAN CITIZENS MARCH ASKING TO END AND INDEPENDENCE WAR BETWEEN ALGERIA AND FRANCE. FRENCH POLICE OPEN FIRE AND MASSACRE, UNDER ODERS FROM Maurice Papon A FORMER NAZI COLLABRATOR.. THE INJURED WERE THROWN INTO THE RIVER SEINE TO DROWN AND DIE BY FRENCH POLICE..

HMM SOUNDS FAMILIAR. BUT ONLY DIFFERENCE THE EU DID NOT IMPOSE SANCTIONS ON FRANCE, THE PEOPLE WHO COMMITED THE CRIMES WERE NOT BROUGHT TO JUSTICE, FRANCE REFUSES TO LAUNCH INVESTIGATION WHERE OVER 200 PEOPLE WERE MUDERED.. OHH AND NO UN HUMAN RIGHTS INVESTIAGTION AND FRENCH TV DOES NOT EVEN COVER OR COMPARE THIS MASSACRE.. SO FOR FRANCE TO FORCUS ITS SO CALLED BIAS AGAINST GUINEA IS A JOKE.....

Weak

Um... how about... Wow- these pictures of "soldiers" with obviously no regard for human life are disturbing, and make me sick. God bless the people of Guinea and their suffering; and God bless all of the other people suffering needlessly around the world.

All crimes of murder are equally appalling and are equally condemned by rational people.

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You are just stupid and arrogant devoid of any logic and reasoning. If the Guinean Soldiers should come to power on the promise of saving them only to turn around and butcher and rape their own people, cannot be comparable to what you quoted. Being inhumanly treated by your own people is worst than anything you can imagine. What is the point of getting independence and self governance.

If you know the history of Guinea, then you will understand the actions of the people.The have being through two of the worst dictatorial regimes in West Africa for over fifty years. A third would be too much to swallow.

The history you are quoting is out of context and very irrelevant here.

Your comment is

Your comment is meaningless...and stupid.

This soldiers should be

This soldiers should be dead. I imagine how to do this. They should be dead. They are only animals, theirs mothers should to kill they when have seen evil in .

Dadis plus mechant qu'Hitler

Il faut absolument envoyer dadis dans la cour international penal pour que lui et ses badauts complices perissent. J'appelle les guineens de tout genre de s'organiser pour eliminer un a un tout les militaires guineens qui ne peuvent que tuer leur propre peuple. Quelle honte ! Dadis doit etre egorger comme un poulet te pendu en plein journee au pont 8 novembre car c'est un chien arrager. Un animal ni foi ou loi qui ne croit qu'a l'arme. Il ya t il un soldat patriote qui pourra eliminer physiquement Dadis ?
Que la paix soit sur les victimes et tout les assassins soient chatier. Amen

This is an autrocity and a

This is an autrocity and a shame.

STOP KILLING YOUR OWN PEOPLE FOR WHITE INTERESTS, STOP SELLING YOUR PEOPLE INTO SLAVERY, STOP KILLING YOUR OWN HUMANITY FOR MONEY AND SPECIAL INTEREST!!!!!!!

Why, some of you ask? Because of the governments collective ego and their bipartisan reltionships with other foreign interest. Why is it that African Countries always are the poorest, while white corporation interest deplete the African natural resources for pennies on the dollar?

The revolution of Guinea begins when people stand up and fight for their liberties. GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH should be the cry of Guinea. The people of Guinea must fight the regeme power, revolution, power to the people!!

The people of Guinea control the country, not the government!

Protest, stand up for yourselves demand to be treated with respect and dignity if nothing else, strike, fight the system with non-violent protesting.

These pictures look like bs.

These pictures look like bs. There is not a drop of blood anywhere. For a guy that was shot and stabbed 3 times not to have any blood come out of him is pretty weird. Don't you think?

Stop watching american

Stop watching american movies... ;)

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