Secretary-General transmits Commission of Inquiry report on Guinea

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The following statement was issued on 19 December by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General has transmitted the report of the International Commission of Inquiry on the 28 September 2009 events in Guinea to the Government of Guinea, the Security Council, the Commission of the African Union and the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The report flows from the work of the Commission in Conakry, Guinea, from 15 November to 5 December 2009.

The Secretary-General takes this opportunity to remind the Government of Guinea of its obligation to protect victims and witnesses, including those who cooperated with the Commission. He also underscores the imperative need for the Government of Guinea to seize this opportunity to break definitively with the violence that characterized the tragic events of 28 September.

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