Guinea temporarily frees jailed opposition leaders

A protester holds a banner outside of the Justice Court in Conakry during the trial of eight opposition leaders accused of organising protests against President Alpha Conde. (CELLOU BINANI / AFP)
A protester holds a banner outside of the Justice Court in Conakry during the trial of eight opposition leaders accused of organising protests against President Alpha Conde. (CELLOU BINANI / AFP)

A Guinean court has agreed to temporarily release a group of opposition leaders from jail as they wait for the start of their appeal.

They were arrested for staging protests against President Alpha Conde, whom they believe, is planning on running for a third term.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets since mid-October over suspicions that Conde is planning to change the constitution to extend his rule.

Al Jazeera's Katia Lopez Hodoyan reports.

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