Waiting for Justice

Beth Heaton




Guinea gained their independence from France in 1958

Massacre Occurred

September 28, 2009

Hundreds of Guineas security forces came into a stadium with peaceful protesting and open fired on tens of thousands of people. They murdered 150 and thousands were injured and gang raped.

The Human Right's Watch began investigating

October 2009

The HRW began to investigate the massacre and the UN and ICOI investigated. They concluded that crimes against humanity took place in Guinea and that they were premeditated and organized.

Murder and Violence Occurred

February 2010

Guinean government found out that murder and rape occurred in the stadium during the massacre.

Conde took office

December 2010

President Conde was the first leader democratically elected to the government of Guinea.

Judges moved locations

September 2011

The judges moved from from a building shared with the police to the same area as the Court of Appeal.

Halt in the Process

May 2012 - September 2012

The judges had to stop the investigation for a few months because they did not have enough basic supplies to conduct the investigation.

Two Years Later

Mass Graves


Judges learned that there might be additional mass grave sites

President was accused

February 2012

Colonel Moussa Tiegboro Camara became the highest level suspect.

Charges and Abuses

September 2012

The judges of the investigation brought charges against the acts of the massacre.

Judicial advisor was apposed

October 30, 2012

The Guinean government decided to deploy a judicial advisor to provide assistance to the panel of judges.