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Source: Amnesty International –

• Re-elected President Alpha Condé is sworn in today

• At least 16 shot dead in October

• A 62-year-old man tortured

The use of excessive force by Guinean security force in the weeks following the country’s presidential election, has led to more than a dozen killed including a 62-year-old man presumably from torture, and the arrest of hundreds during protests or police operations in pro-opposition neighborhoods,  Amnesty International said today.

President Alpha Condé was re-elected on 18 October for a third term and will be sworn in today. Amnesty International is highlighting new evidence, including testimonies from families of victims, analysis and authentication of images, and a count done with hospitals of the number of people killed, of the repression of demonstrations and dissenting voices between 19 October and the beginning of this month.

Before, during and immediately after the election, people were killed and injured by the defense and security forces, and despite regular announcements of investigations there have so far been no convictions.