Hundreds of women in Guinea on hunger strike

2015-08-19 20:57
 Guinea's military ruler Captain Moussa Dadis Camara arriving at the Martyrs Square of Conakry. (Seyllou, AFP)

Guinea's military ruler Captain Moussa Dadis Camara arriving at the Martyrs Square of Conakry. (Seyllou, AFP)

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Conakry - A woman in Guinea's forest region has said that hundreds of women have gone on a hunger strike to demand the return of an ex-junta leader who wants to come home from exile and run for president.

Helene Zogbelemou on Wednesday called on the president to facilitate Moussa "Dadis" Camara's return. She spoke for 400 women in N'zerekore in Guinea's southeast who have joined the strike that began Sunday. Camara comes from the region.

Camara, who seized power in 2008, went into exile in Burkina Faso in 2010.

Camara has said he will run in Guinea's October election. He has been indicted in connection with a 2009 massacre.

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