Page last updated at 09:20 GMT, Tuesday, 29 September 2009 10:20 UK

'They started to shoot people directly'

Guinea's former prime minister and current opposition leader Sidya Toure has spoken to the BBC about the injuries he suffered after violence broke out in a rally in the capital, Conakry.

Speaking secretly to the BBC's Focus on Africa from a hospital toilet, he said military troops opened fire on the opposition protest.

Nearly 90 people are reported to have been killed in the west African state.

The security forces fired live ammunition as about 50,000 demonstrators gathered in a stadium to protest against possible plans by the military leader, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, to stand in presidential elections next year.


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