Guinea massacre branded "crime against humanity"

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The massacre of opposition supporters carried out by troops loyal to Guinea’s ruling junta has been branded a “crime against humanity,” according to a leaked UN report.

On September 28 soldiers shot or tortured to death at least 156 people and raped and mutilated more than 100 women.

The report claims there is enough evidence for the leader of the military regime, Moussa Dadis Camara, to be held to account before an international tribunal.

The UN team interviewed 700 witnesses and warn that the number of dead and wounded could exceed official figures, which the UN claim are a conservative estimate.

Guinea has been on the brink of chaos since the killings and a failed assassination attempt on Camara himself by his aide-de-camp in early December.

Camara is currently in Morocco where he is receiving medical treatment for head injuries.

There are fears that if he returns to the West African state civil war could break out.

The bloodshed happened after Camara’s forces attacked an opposition protest in a football stadium in Conakry.