The lawyer for Guinea's ex-junta leader in exile in Burkina Faso says Moussa "Dadis" Camara has been indicted for the deaths of more than 156 people who had gathered at an opposition rally in 2009.

The lawyer, Jean-Baptiste Haba, said Guinean magistrates arrived in Ouagadougou and met with Camara for about three hours Wednesday. The lawyer says hearings likely will continue into next week.

The indictment could not be independently confirmed.

Camara seized power in a 2008 military coup. In September 2009, soldiers sealed off the stadium where protesters had rallied to insist Camara step down and killed more than 156 people. Over 100 women were gang-raped by soldiers.

Camara was shot in the head a few months later, and went to Burkina Faso as part of a peace deal.