Guinea’s attorney general on Wednesday ordered legal proceedings against ousted President Alpha Conde and 26 of his former officials including the former prime minister and former minister of defence.
According to a court document signed by the attorney general, the trial is over violence surrounding Conde’s disputed bid for a third term.
Conde, 84, was overthrown in a military coup last September when he decided to run for a third term that sparked repeated protests.
The protests resulted in dozens of deaths as police cracked down with force on demonstrators, both before and after the election.
At least 50 people were killed, over 200 injured in the months leading up to the vote and at least 17 people were killed in the days after, according to rights group Amnesty International.
The charges against Conde and his allies include complicity in murder and assault, sexual violence and forced disappearances arising from civil unrest that broke out around the disputed election.