Guinea’s deposed president, Alpha Conde, has been declared “finally free” and is able to accept visitors, according to the military junta that toppled him. After becoming Guinea’s first democratically elected president in 2010, Conde was removed by army officers and replaced by Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, who is currently the second-youngest leader of an African state..
In January, he was granted permission to travel to the United Arab Emirates for medical treatment, and he returned to Guinea on April 10. It has been claimed by his political group, the Rally of the Guinean People (RPG), that he was not genuinely free before or after his journey, and that he should be granted “complete and unconditional freedom.” In support of this appeal, the RPG withdrew its participation from a national reconciliation conference planned by the junta in protest of his incarceration, which was broadcast live on state television.
According to a statement released by the junta late Friday, Doumbouya “informs national and international opinion that the former president of the country is finally free.” “While continuing to receive proper protection, he will be able to receive members of his biological and political families, as well as friends and close relatives, on demand,” the report stated.
According to the announcement, Conde will temporarily relocate to his wife’s home in the capital, Conakry, until his own private residence in the Kipe neighborhood can be built. In the statement, it was said that “the dignity and integrality of Professor Alpha Conde shall always be respected.” The coup came as a result of widespread opposition to Conde’s successful campaign for a third term in government, which critics claimed violated the country’s constitution.
Doumbouya, who has been sworn in as interim president, has promised to restore civilian authority, but has refused to commit to a specific timetable in response to international criticism.