Guinea protest leaders sentenced to jail for organising against president

CONAKRY (Reuters) – Five opposition and civil society leaders in Guinea were convicted and sentenced to prison on Monday for organising protests against a possible change to the constitution that could let President Alpha Conde seek a third term. Abdourahmane Sanoh, a former government minister and an organiser of the demonstrations last week, which resulted in at least nine deaths, received a one-year jail term for inciting civil disobedience, the judge in the case said. Four other members of the National Front for the Defence of the Constitution (FNDC), a coalition of politicians and…

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