Guinea: AU imposes sanctions


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Guinea: AU imposes sanctions

The African Union (AU) declared it is imposing sanctions on Guinea’s military rulers, who seized power in a coup after the death of Lansana Conte, the president, last December, writes Al Jazeera. The restrictions were announced as Guinea continued a strike to mark one month since the deadly massacre that left over 150 people dead. “These sanctions are targeted at the civilians and military personnel that are perpetuating these unconstitutional acts in Guinea,” Lamamra Ramtane, the AU commissioner for peace and security, said. Ramtane said the sanctions would involve severe measures such as the freezing of bank accounts and travel visas for the leadership of the National council for Democracy and Development (CNDD). A list of persons targeted by the sanctions is to be sent to the United Nations, the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Conference and a grouping of French-speaking countries in order to give the measure a “universal character,” one statement read.

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