Guinea junta faces arms embargo

October 21, 2009 12:00 am

, BRUSSELS, Oct 21 – Guinea’s military junta faces an arms embargo and sanctions against its leaders, following agreement on Wednesday by European Union member states.

The decision comes some three weeks after a massacre at an opposition rally in the capital Conakry which rights groups say killed more than 150 people and which the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague is probing.

"The council has decided to adopt measures targeting the members of the CNDD and individuals associated with them, responsible for the violent crackdown or the political stalemate in the country," read draft council conclusions.

"The council has also decided to impose an arms embargo on Guinea,"

An EU official last week termed the killings "brutality never seen before."


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