The National Assembly of Guinea today (Sunday) condemned 92 Africans to death - 34 in absentia - for their role in the abortive November invasion.
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Background: The National Assembly of Guinea today (Sunday) condemned 92 Africans to death - 34 in absentia - for their role in the abortive November invasion. Radio Conakry said that there would be no appeal against the verdict in the mass treason trial and announced that the Army General Staff had demanded public executions by hanging.
Sitting as the Supreme Revolutionary Tribunal, the Assembly also sentenced 72 people, including the Archbishop of Conakry, two West Germans, three Frenchmen and some 10 Lebanese to hard labour for life.
On December 8 last year, the United Nations Security Council endorsed the findings of the U.N. mission which accused Portuguese backed troops of launching land and sea attacks on Guinea the month before. But Portugal denied the charge.
While the verdicts were being announced, Radio Conakry urged party members to organise celebrations and marches to celebrate the victory of "the people over imperialism."