Foday Fofana

Beats Covered:
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Fofana, a reporter with the weekly paper L’Independant, was arrested at the Alpha Yaya military camp in Conakry. Fofana had gone there to interview the camp’s associate commander in connection with reports that the commander was behind several assaults on a civilian. When Fofana stated the reason for his visit, he was charged with “gathering information on behalf of a foreign power.” Police transported Fofana to police headquarters, where he was held for a month, before moving him to the central detention facility. Other charges brought against Fofana include “attempting to threaten the security of the State,” “falsehood and use of deception,” and “attempting to usurp in name and deed.”