Banjul, 27 Oct 2020

It is with shock and dismay that IHRDA received news of the death of Mr. Abdoul Diallo Gadiry, President of the Guinean Organization for the Defense of Human and Citizens’ Rights (OGDH).

Mr. Abdoul Diallo Gadiry passed away on October 27, 2020, in Guinea following a heart attack.

IHRDA remembers the late Gadiry as one of the great figures of our time who spoke unequivocally and advocated for the respect of human rights in Africa in general and in Guinea in particular. Mr. Gadiry played a very active role in the NGO forums which precede the ordinary sessions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. He was also instrumental in facilitating and supporting IHRDA’s work in Guinea. His death is a great loss for the community of human rights defenders in Guinea, Africa and beyond.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and OGDH.

May his legacy live-on and may his soul rest in peace.