The killing of opposition supporters in Guinea last year was a crime against humanity, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has said.
The deputy prosecutor of the ICC, Fatou Bensouda, made the statement in Guinea after a preliminary investigation into the deaths in the capital, Conakry.
Security forces have been blamed for the killings of more than 150 people at an opposition rally on 28 September.
Ms Bensouda said “atrocious crimes” had been committed by men in uniform.
Senior members of the ruling military junta have also been implicated.