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BRUSSELS COUNCIL - Platform for global progress

10-11 April 2000


Original: French

Considering that the Guinean parliamentarian Alpha Condé, leader of the Guinean People's Assembly (RPG), a member party of the Socialist International, has been arbitrarily detained since 16 December 1998;

considering that the Socialist International has on different occasions called for his release;

considering the announcement that he is to stand trial before the State Security Court on 12 April 2000;

the Council of the Socialist International, meeting in Brussels on 10-11 April 2000:

expresses its grave concern at the unacceptable conditions in the preparations of this trial;

condemns this show-trial intended to eliminate one of the most important figures from the political life of Guinea;

and demands the release of Alpha Condé.