Guinea in turmoil after the death of M'mah Sylla

M'Mah Sylla died in hospital following operations, themselves following rapes committed in the hospital.

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Guinea has been in turmoil since Saturday after the death of a young woman following an alleged gang rape by doctors in a private clinic in Conakry, a case that resulted in the indictment and then the arrest of three people.


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With our correspondent in Conakry


Mokhtar Bah

A high-level government delegation went to the home of the deceased to offer the customary condolences and reassure the family that justice will be done to

M'mah Sylla

, who died on Saturday in Tunis where she had been evacuated for treatment following a gang rape of which she had been the victim in a clinic in



A fourth person suspected of being involved in the fugitive case is being actively sought.

We have come to bring our compassion to the family, to bring them our solidarity, to tell them that this mourning is the mourning of everyone and we understand the emotion of all, but, we beg you to let justice do its thing. work,

 ”said Fatoumata Yarie Soumah, Guinean Minister of Justice.

As a human being, we are shocked, as a doctor, we are revolted


At the cabinet of the Ministry of Health, a meeting was held around Minister Mamadou Péthé Diallo with only one point on the agenda: the M'mah Sylla affair. " 

Our conversation revolved around whether the legal and regulatory framework that governs the profession of private practice of medicine is in place and if it is well applied,

 " he detailed.

The council of the medical order, in shock, has already become a civil party in this affair which makes headlines in the city.

He has already announced sanctions: " 

We have decided, whatever the outcome of the trial, to permanently strike them off the table of the order of physicians with a ban on practicing the medical profession in the republic. of Guinea

 ”, according to Professor Hassane Bah.

As a human being, we are shocked, as a doctor, we are revolted,

 " he adds.

If we really want, here in Guinea, to fight rape, we must condemn people to heavy penalties, at least according to what the Penal Code says.

Mossa Yero Bah, president of the Women Development and Human Rights Association in Guinea

Claire Fages

At the initiative of the Guinean President, the day of next Friday will be devoted to prayers for the rest of the soul of the late M'mah Sylla.

The Women, Development and Human Rights association advises victims of rape and sexual violence in Guinea, it also carries out prevention operations.

Its president, Mossa Yero Bah, deplores that impunity is too often the rule against the perpetrators of these crimes and that women ignore the remedies available to them.

Interview with Mossa Yero Bah


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