Long-awaited trial over 2009 stadium massacre begins in Guinea
29 September 2022 | 12:35 pm
Former Guinean dictator Moussa Dadis Camara is finally in court for a long-awaited trial, 13 years after more than 150 people were killed by security forces at a Conakry stadium.
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