Guinea-Bissau: Beyond Rule of the Gun

1 12 2009

URL: http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=6177&l=1. Source: International Crisis Group.

This report warns that the killings of General Tagme (the chief of defence staff) and President Vieira in March, as well as the recent assassinations of opposition leaders and former ministers, are an indication the democratic process cannot cope. The military’s use of force has overwhelmed state institutions. Both the political elites and the international community must send a strong message condemning the widespread abuses committed by the armed forces.

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