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GUINEA-BISSAU: Fifteen former officials arrested

Abidjan, 28 July 1999 (IRIN) - Guinea Bissau Attorney General Amin Saad said on Tuesday that 15
associates of ousted president Joao Bernardo Vieira have been arrested. AFP reported that the 15, who include former prime minister Carlos Correia, have been charged with incitement to war and giving financial support to Vieira, who was toppled on 7 May.

Citing a statement signed by Saad, AFP said others under arrest included Francisco Conduto Pina, a son-in-law of the former president.

On Monday, Saad had issued 10 warrants for the arrest of former pro-Vieira officials and businessmen accused of "crimes against the nation", according to news organisations.

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