The Guinean Ambassador in Algeria, M. Alpha Diallo Ibrahima, told a press conference in Algiers,?
GV EXT. Embassy, pressmen enter
SV Guinean flag
SV Ambassador speaking to pressmen (3 shots)
CU Portrait of Sekou Toure TILT DOWN to Ambassador
SV Ambassador stands and points to map
SV Members of Guinea Bissau organisation listen
SV Ambassador shows photographs of atrocities
SV Speaks and pressmen listen
Initials JON/AS/VH/1219 JON/AS/VH/1252
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Background: The Guinean Ambassador in Algeria, M. Alpha Diallo Ibrahima, told a press conference in Algiers, yesterday, 28th January, that of the 92 people sentenced to death in Guinea following the fighting in November, only 5 had been executed.
The Ambassador described the events of 22nd November 1970, when Guinea reported an attempted invasion of the country, and showed the pressmen picture illustrating atrocities committed by the alleged invaders.
The Ambassador spoke to an audience of pressmen together with members of various organisations including the African National Congress, the PAIGC (Parti African pour L'Independence de la Guinea et des Iles du Cap Vert), and representatives of women's organisations in Africa.
He told them that the five men executed had been leaders of a plot against President Sekou Toure and his government. He named four of them as Balte Ousmane, Secretary of State for Planning; Barry Ibrahuna, Secretary of State for Financial Affairs; Keita Kara, Superintendent of Police; and Magassauba Mariba, Head of Cabinet for Social Affairs. They were hanged in Conakry on Monday, 25 January, he said. The fifth man, who has not been identified, was reported by Conakry Radio to have been hanged at Kindia, Guinea.