A Human Rights Organisation, Amnesty International has said that about seventy people have been killed in Guinea, in protests ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

The organisation  in a statement, said the deaths occurred since 2015, during various demonstrations against President Alpha Conde’s plans to amend the Constitution to run for a third term.

According to Amnesty, more than one hundred protesters died in custody within the same period.

The Organisation’s West and Central Africa Director Marie-Evelyne Barry said leaders of pro-democracy movements and scores of protestors were also arrested.

The West African nation is witnessing mounting human rights violations, including the killing of protesters, bans on peaceful assemblies and attacks on dissenting voices as well as journalists.

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