Guinea junta briefly detains ex-minister

Guinea’s new junta arrested a former minister on Sunday and ransacked his home before releasing him hours later.

Armed men in uniform raided Tibou Kamara’s apartment in the capital Conakry in the morning and took him to an unidentified location. He was freed in the afternoon.

Several items, including mobiles phones, were seized.

His arrest was confirmed by the ruling National Committee to stay neutral towards the military administration. The coup leaders accused him of violating a commitment to stay neutral towards the military administration.

Kamara was the industry minister and an adviser to former President Alpha Conde who was ousted earlier this month.

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