The military in Guinea, on Sunday, seized power and detained President Alpha Conde.
An army colonel announced on state television that Conde’s government had been toppled hours after intense gunfire was heard near the presidential palace in Conakry, the country’s capital.
Pictures and a video also showed Conde being asked by one of the soldiers if he had been brutalized.
However, he did not respond.
Condé was re-elected for a third term in office amid violent protests in October 2020.
He won the controversial election after changing the constitution to allow him to serve another term in office despite violent protests from the opposition.
Conde’s decision to run for a third term had sparked repeated protests that resulted in the deaths of dozens of people.