Saran Cisse, a survivor of the 2009 massacrein Conakry, still has nightmares about that day at the stadium when security forces began shooting into the crowd. A young man tried to help her jump over a wall to escape the violence.
“I was right on top of the wall,” the 38-year-old told DW. “When I turned my head to ask him to help me down, I saw him falling to the ground. He was shot down. It still makes me cry.”
On that day, tens of thousands of people had gathered at Conakry’s stadium to demonstrate the strength of the opposition and dissuade Moussa “Dadis” Camara — who had come to power through a military coup nine months earlier — from running for president in January 2010.
Soldiers, the police and militia members responded by opening fire in a two-hour rampage…