Ibrahima Touré and Issaga Bangoura, managers at BSG Resources, were accused of “passive corruption” and have been imprisoned, along with their wives, for over a month in “overcrowded” cells.
One of the women is said to have suffered a miscarriage after a particularly aggressive interrogation.
The plea to Mr. Blair comes at a tumultuous time in Guinea as the country’s transition to democracy from military rule has been marred recently by outbreaks of deadly street violence.
Blair is a controversial figure in Africa, attributable to British foreign policy during his tenure at 10 Downing Street.
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