Press Releases

    14 June 2006

    Secretary-General Deeply Concerned over Killing of Students in Guinea

    NEW YORK, 13 June (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the killings of approximately 10 students during the demonstrations in Guinea on 12 June 2006.  He expresses sincere condolences to the families of the victims.  He underlines the need for the non-violent resolution of disputes and calls on the authorities to exercise restraint.  The Secretary-General also appeals to the various segments of Guinean society to continue to engage in constructive dialogue to address the challenges confronting their country.

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