He assures us today: if it were up to him, the trial on the massacre of September 28, 2009 would have opened years ago, under the presidency by Alpha Conde. But Cheick Sako, Keeper of the Seals from 2014 to 2019, did not succeed. “The fact that some of the accused were in important positions in the administration, even in the presidency, was a problem,” he says.
It took the fall of Alpha Condé for this historic trial to open on September 28, thirteen years a day. pour day after the fact. For Young AfricaCheick Sako has agreed to come back to this issue, which he knows well.
Guinea: five questions to understand the stakes of the September 28 trial
Capcov: How did you welcome the news of the opening of the trial on the 2009 massacre?
Cheick Sako: With satisfaction! It is an emblematic trial that goes beyond the Guinean cases, since it concerns crimes against humanity. It was