The National Rally Committee for Development (CNRD), the junta in charge of Guinea have confirmed that ousted President Alpha Conde has been moved from his place of detention since the September 5, 2021 coup.
The junta in a televised statement said Conde had been moved from his place of detention to his wife, Hadja Djene Kaba Condé’s residence in the capital Conakry.
The statement read in part: “(we) continue to provide the former head of state with treatment worthy of his rank, and this without any national or international pressure.”
Conde has been held by the Mamady Doumbouya-led junta since his ouster. The junta refused to release him to Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara – who wanted to take him back to Abidjan.
Conde had been elected twice as president in 2010 and 2015 but he led a constitutional referendum to allow him contest for a controversial third term.
He was barely a year into that term when he was overthrown.
Guinea is currently suspended from the West Africa’s regional bloc, ECOWAS, and the African Union because of the coup with ECOWAS slapping the junta leaders with sanctions.