After being held incommunicado for months, Guinea’s deposed president Alpha Conde was sent to his wife’s home in the capital, Conakry, the military junta announced on Monday.
In a statement broadcast on state TV, the junta said Conde was now home with his wife, Hadja Djene Kaba Conde, in the Conakry suburbs.
It did not say whether Conde was under house arrest or if he faces other restrictions.
The junta “will continue to provide the former head of state with treatment worthy of his rank, and this without any national or international pressure,” the statement said.
Conde, 83, Guinea’s first democratically elected leader in 2010 led the West-African country for nearly 11 years before he was ousted in September 5 in a military coup,
His decision to change the constitution that will allow him to seek a third term last year sparked mass protests.