Resolution on Alpha Conde

Meeting of the Socialist International Africa Committee, Maputo, Mozambique, 3-4 September 1999

The Socialist International Africa Committee, meeting in Maputo on 3-4 September 1999,

in view of the motions on the release of Alpha Condé, Secretary General of the Assembly of the People of Guinea, RPG, adopted at the meetings in Dakar on 25-26 January 1999, and of the Africa Committee in Bamako on 29-30 March 1999;

in view of the fact that the Guinean authorities, having freed Alpha Condé's co-detainees, pursue Alpha Condé for "attempt against the security of the State";

in view of the imminence of a trial, the preparations for which do not guarantee the rights of defence:

Renews its motion for the release of Alpha Condé, arbitrarily detained since 16 December 1998;

Calls on the Guinean authorities to facilitate, by this measure, the establishment of a climate of cooperation which is indispensable in order to redress the economic situation of the country.