Camp Boiro, Conakry
After the death of Sékou Touré in 1984, the military took power and released many of the political prisoners at Camp Boiro. Many of the leaders of the former regime were imprisoned, and later executed. In the years that followed, the association of Victims of Camp Boiro fought for many years to maintain the memory of what had happened. The council of ministers issued a communique on 27 August 1991 for renovation of the camp and construction of a memorial to all the victims, but no action followed. The Association was forbidden to establish a museum in the former camp. In a 2007 interview, Bobo Dieng, a former senior official in the Touré government, stated that there had been just 117 deaths at the camp. It was not until 2009 that the interim president Moussa Dadis Camara met the members of the association. That year, demolition of the camp buildings began, but it was not known whether a memorial would be erected. As of 2010, there had been no commission of inquiry, and all documents about the camp were inaccessible or had been destroyed.
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