Guinea’s former military ruler, Moussa Dadis Camara, is back in jail after being taken from prison by armed men, according to his lawyer.

The group stormed a jail in the capital, Conakry, early on Saturday morning – taking Capt Camara and three others. 

Those taken are currently on trial for their alleged roles in deaths of more than 150 people in a 2009 protest, reports the BBC.

Besides Capt Camara, two other prisoners have also been found. 

It is unclear if they were kidnapped or freed by their supporters.

Capt Camara’s lawyer earlier told the BBC the former leader was taken against his will and that he would never try to escape prison, as he had confidence in the Guinean judicial system. 

The country’s borders were closed as the authorities hunted for him and the others that were taken. 

Guinea’s Justice Minister, Charles Alphonse Wright, announced the escape on local radio.


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