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Unrest in Conakry ahead of Presidential elections: Comment by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

GENEVA (9 October 2015) – “I have received worrying reports of violent unrest and looting in Conakry, Guinea, since yesterday. These new incidents come after a series of violent clashes between supporters of Guinea's ruling party and members of the opposition last week in the southwestern city of N'Zerekore, which left more than 45 people injured. I condemn all acts of violence and destruction of property, and call for calm, ahead of the first round of the Presidential elections, which is expected to take place on October 11. I urge all political leaders to use their influence to calm their supporters and to bring an end to the current unrest.”

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