The leader of a 2008 coup in Guinea arrived back in the country on Wednesday after more than a decade in exile, hinting he would face justice over crimes committed on his watch.
Moussa Dadis Camara, a soldier who presided over a chaotic year in
charge of the West African country in 2009, was greeted at the airport in
the capital Conakry by dancing and singing supporters with T-shirts
bearing his face.
In September 2009, troops under his command opened fire on a crowd
of opposition supporters gathered in a stadium and more than 100
women were raped.
The notorious incident has hung over the country ever since with
activists demanding justice, but an inquiry ended in 2017 with no trial.
The International Federation for Human Rights, FIDH, and three
Guinean rights groups said in a statement that they hoped his return
would open the way for a trial that the victims have been waiting over
for 12 years.