Thirteen supporters of the opposition party RPG were arrested over the weekend in connection with the lynching of Jean Traore, deputy to the prefect of Banian in southern Guinea, AFP reported, quoting the local radio station. There are conflicting reports on the cause of the government official’s death.
According to the RPG, quoted by AFP, the local government official was killed by the mob after he shot down a party supporter and injured two others. Police sources said a security officer shot into a crowd of RPG supporters when the deputy prefect tried to disarm the policeman.
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