Beyond Covid-19: “Guinea: atrocities in the name of the State”

5 Jun, 2020 | Press Releases

Live stream on Friday 5 June 2020, at 19.00 GMT+1 (Brussels time)

In this particular time, everyone’s eyes are on the COVID-19 emergency – rightfully so. The emergency presents us with new challenges, which have a deep impact on global politics and society. While our daily lives may feel like they are somewhat “on hold”, human rights violations have not been suspended: on the contrary, they may even intensify due to the implications of this pandemic. 

Therefore, we decided to organise a weekly panel discussion to not forget about important human rights issues, bringing them directly to peoples’ houses through easily accessible social media.  

This week’s “Beyond COVID-19” broadcast entitled “Guinea: atrocities in the name of the State“. Guinea is a shining example of the instrumentalisation of the health crisis to try and stifle any form of opposition, in a context of enduring impunity and lack of rule of law. This is why NPWJ decided to amplify the voice of human rights and democracy activists from Guinea to increase the visibility of the local situation.

Speakers of the panel discussion, to be moderated by Nadia Nahman,Chied of staff of the President of the opposition party Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG), and FNDC activist, includes: Abdoul Kader Makanera, Chief of staff of the President of the opposition party Union of the Republican Forces (UFR) and FNDC activist; Mamoudou Nagnalen Barry, Activist, National Front for the Defence of the Constitution (FNDC); William Bourdon, Human Rights lawyer, Paris Bar.

The live stream is on Friday 5 June 2020, at 19.00 GMT+1 (Brussels time). 

Links to NPWJ’s social media pages, on which the episode will be broadcast: