Members of FNDC opposition coalition which led protests against a third term by President Alpha Conde sentenced for inciting insurrection.

Hundreds of people were arrested during Guinea’s election period [File: Sadak Souici/AP Photo]

A Guinean court has sentenced two critics of President Alpha Conde to a year in jail for inciting an insurrection, as rights groups fear a crackdown on the opposition.

Conde, 82, won a third presidential term in a violently disputed election on October 18.

He ran after pushing through a new constitution in March last year which allowed him to sidestep the country’s two-term limit, provoking mass protests. Dozens of people were killed during demonstrations, often in clashes with security forces.

On Wednesday, co-defendants Souleymane Conde and Youssouf Dioubate

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