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2019-08-05T13:24:38.874Z

His death caused a stir in France where he was killed, and in Guinea Conakry where he came from. The body of Mamoudou Barry will soon



By RFPosted on 05-08-2019Modified on 05-08-2019 at 14:43

His death caused a stir in France where he was killed, and in Guinea Conakry where he came from. The body of Mamoudou Barry will soon find his land. The body of this academic killed with a knife in Rouen arrived Saturday night in Conakry. Sunday, there was a first ceremony in the Guinean capital and Monday, August 5 is the funeral in the presence of several officials.

It is a mobilization in the silence that took place at the great mosque of Mamou where the ceremony proper began with the reading of the Holy Quran for the repose of the soul of Mamoudou Barry.

The delegation from Conakry is led by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Abdoulaye Yéro Baldé. Beside him, there are the heads of some Guinean universities and the family of the deceased in full force.

The authorities here regional, prefectural and all the scholars of the city of Mamou mobilized for the occasion, with a very discreet security device. As I speak to you, we are mobilizing, we are preparing for the mortuary prayer before that planned in his native village of Bollaro at 14h (UT).

In France, an investigation was opened for violence leading to the death without intention to give it, the prosecutor having also retained the racist character of the aggression.

In France, the investigation is still in progress

The ongoing investigations to elucidate the motive of this heinous crime are followed very closely by the Guinean authorities, convinced that justice will be done, because " racist crimes can not be tolerated, " said Mamadi Toure, the head of Guinean diplomacy .

The suspect arrested, a Frenchman of Turkish origin aged 29, hospitalized because of psychiatric problems, is known for offenses related to narcotics and for acts of violence, including his wife.

For the Barry family lawyer, this is undeniably a racist crime, since the suspect would have apostrophed the Guinean researcher shouting, " Sales Noirs, we're going to fuck you tonight ."

But at this point, the whole difficulty for Master Haddad is to succeed in confirming the responsibility of the suspect in the death of Mamoudou Barry and determine the racist character as an aggravating circumstance.

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