Protestors victimized in
By Brittany Falkers
Women were the prey of violent sexual crimes in
The New York Times reported that Guinean soldiers suppressed a political demonstration last week, witnesses and victims described rapes, beatings and acts of intentional humiliation.
"The attacks were part of a violent outburst on Sept. 28 in which soldiers shot and killed dozens of unarmed demonstrators at the main stadium here, where perhaps 50,000 had assembled. Local human rights organizations say at least 157 were killed; the government puts the figure at 56.
Witnesses told The New York Times that there were nude and half naked women being raped and sexually assaulted.
Sidya Touré, former prime minister, told The New York Times, "This time, a new stage has been reached. Women as battlefield targets. We could never have imagined that."
By Adam Nossiter, The New York Times
Women In Streets, Killed Dozens of Protesters, Say Witnesses
By Alhassan Sillah (AP)