I have the honour to refer to my decision, transmitted to the Security Council on 28 October 2009, to establish an international Commission of Inquiry to investigate the violence that took place in Conakry on 28 September 2009. In this regard, I wish to inform the members of the Security Council that the Commission has just completed its mission and has submitted its final report to me.
As you are aware, the Commission was given a mandate to establish the facts of the events of 28 September 2009, qualify the crimes perpetrated, determine responsibilities, where possible, identify those responsible, and make recommendations.
By this letter, I wish to transmit to the members of the Security Council a copy of the final report of the Commission (see annex). I also plan to transmit the report to the interim Head of State of the Republic of Guinea, the Commission of the African Union and the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States.
In my letter to the Government of Guinea, I recalled its obligation to provide protection for victims and witnesses, in particular those who cooperated with the Commission. I also emphasized the urgent need for the Government of Guinea to seize the opportunity presented by the report to turn away once and for all from the violence which characterized the tragic events of 28 September 2009.
I should therefore be grateful if you would bring the present letter and its annex to the attention of the members of the Security Council.
(Signed) BAN Ki-moon
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