The body of the Guinean teacher who was victim of a "racist" attack two weeks ago in Rouen, northwestern France, was repatriated to Conakry on Saturday night, with a view to burial on Monday. The body of Mamoudou Barry, 31, arrived at Conakry airport on a scheduled flight from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.
He was greeted by dozens of relatives and relatives of the deceased, including several women in tears. Guinean Foreign Ministers and Youth Ministers, Mamadi Toure and Mouctar Diallo, and a representative of the French Embassy in Conakry were also present. "The Guinean government is closely following the progress of the investigation to elucidate the motive of this heinous crime.We believe that justice will be done because racist crimes can not be tolerated," said the head of Guinean diplomacy.
A letter of condolence from Emmanuel Macron
Following the aggression against Mamoudou Barry, a man was arrested and hospitalized because of psychiatric problems. The representative of the French Embassy, Fabien Talon, said he was the bearer of a letter of condolence from French President Emmanuel Macron to his Guinean counterpart, Alpha Condé, and to the people of Guinea.
A ceremony is scheduled Sunday morning at Sonfonia public university in Conakry, where Mamoudou Barry was part of his studies. His fellow academics and friends must tell stories about his life. The funeral procession then leaves Conakry Sunday night for the city of Mamou, 300 km from the capital, where is scheduled the funeral prayer Monday, followed by burial in Bolaro, home village of the deceased, about thirty kilometers away , according to this program.
Mamoudou Barry, the father of a two-year-old child, died of his injuries after being beaten in the street on 19 July during a "racist" attack by his family in Canteleu, the suburbs of Rouen. He had defended a legal thesis on "Tax and Customs Policies on Foreign Investment in Francophone Africa" on June 27 in Rouen.