Guinea Alert: Journalist receives death threats over critical article

Alpha Kabinet Sidime, managing editor of the website, has reported receiving death threats from unknown persons.

The MFWA’s correspondent in Guinea reported that the unknown persons ordered Sidime to remove a critical article on Cellou Dalein Diallo, the opposition leader in Guinea who placed second in the 2010 presidential election.

“These people hurled insults at me and my family,” Sidime told the correspondent.

Sidime told our correspondent that certain persons who claim to be activists of the Union des Forces Démocratiques de Guinée (Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea) anonymously threatened him on February13 and 14, 2014.

According to Sidime, the unknown persons said, “We are going to shut down this goddamned site, kill or send you to prison. We have the means to make you shut up.

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