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Junta chief 'should be tried'

2009-10-14 22:13

Addis Ababa - Guinea's junta leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara should be tried for crimes against humanity over last month's crackdown on opposition protestors, EU development commissioner Karel de Gucht said on Wednesday.

"The repression on September 28 was of a brutality never seen before," de Gucht told reporters in Addis Ababa.

"We are facing a real crime against humanity. The principal idea is that everywhere there is crime against humanity, the crime must be punished."

More than 150 people were killed when troops opened fire on opposition demonstrators at a stadium in Guinea's capital Conakry, according to the UN and rights groups.

The military government says 56 people died.