World Mali: more than 100 jihadists freed for a possible exchange

13:40  05 october  2020
13:40  05 october  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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A second batch of jihadists has been freed in Mali , sources said Tuesday, boosting speculation that a French charity worker and Malian politician held by the More than 100 suspected or convicted rebels were released at the weekend, an official in charge of the negotiations said on Monday.

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Capture d'écran du 13 juin 2018 de l'otage française Sophie Pétronin, enlevé le 24 décembre 2016 à Gao, dans le centre du Mali © - Capture d ' June 13, 2018 screen of French hostage Sophie Pétronin, kidnapped on December 24, 2016 in Gao, central Mali

More than a hundred convicted or suspected jihadists were released in Mali over the weekend in the framework of negotiations for the release of a Malian persnnalité and a French woman supposed to be in the hands of the jihadists, we learned on Monday from sources close to the negotiations.

Releases of this magnitude are very rare in Mali. Sophie Pétronin and Soumaïla Cissé, the two hostages whose release hangs in the balance according to these sources, are the last French hostage detained around the world for one and a political figure of national stature in Mali for the other.

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"As part of negotiations to obtain the release of Soumaïla Cissé and Sophie Pétronin, more than a hundred prisoners jihadists were released this weekend on Malian territory, "one of the mediation officials told AFP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.

Manifestation à Bamako le 2 juillet 2020 pour la libération de Soumaïla Cissé, enlevé le 25 mars précédent dans le centre du Mali © MICHELE CATTANI Demonstration in Bamako on July 2, 2020 for the release of Soumaïla Cissé, kidnapped on March 25 in central Mali

A Malian security service official confirmed this information. The prisoners were released in the sector of Niono (center) and in the region of Tessalit (north) to where they were taken by plane, he said.

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A new outbreak of violence, which reportedly occurred in Mali , has resulted in scores of Tuareg civilians being murdered by suspected jihadists .

An elected official from Tessalit anonymously confirmed to AFP the arrival by plane of "a large number of jihadist prisoners" on Sunday and their release.

Sophie Pétronin, a French humanitarian, was kidnapped on December 24, 2016 by armed men in Gao (northern Mali), where she had lived for many years and headed a children's aid organization.

The last video where she appeared was received in mid-June 2018. She seemed very tired, her face emaciated, and appealed to French President Emmanuel Macron. In another video in November 2018, where she did not appear, her captors claimed that her health had deteriorated.

Soumaïla Cissé, former leader of the parliamentary opposition and second three times in the presidential election, was kidnapped on March 25 while he was campaigning for the legislative elections in the region of Timbuktu (north-west).

In the absence of formal proof, suspicion hangs over the jihadist group of Amadou Koufa, active in central Mali and affiliated with Al-Qaeda.

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- Dialogue or not -

This was an unprecedented kidnapping of a national personality of this stature, even in a country and a security context where many kidnappings were perpetrated for various reasons.

His fate was one of the rallying cries of the protest for several months against former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.

The release of these jihadists comes as Mali has come under new authority, with the military coup which overthrew President Keïta on August 18.

The military have just started a transition that is supposed to bring civilians back to power after 18 months. They retain a strong grip on the direction of the country.

Mali has been plunged into a deep security crisis since the separatist and jihadist insurgencies that left the north in 2012.

A peace agreement was signed with the separatists. But the actions of jihadist groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda or the Islamic State organization have spread to central Mali, as well as to neighboring countries, despite the deployment of French and international forces.

Mali, poor and landlocked, is also bloodied by intercommunal violence.

The violence has caused thousands of military and civilian deaths. Two thirds of the territory escape the control of the central power.

Former President Keïta had long officially refused dialogue with the jihadists before breaking this dogma in February by saying he was ready to speak to some of them. However, previously unacknowledged contacts have existed for the release of hostages or the negotiation of a ceasefire.

The military junta has not closed the door to discussions. She vowed to seek the release of Soumaïla Cissé.

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Release of Sophie Pétronin: four questions on the jihadists released and their group .
© AFP / GONZALO FUENTES Sophie Pétronin was detained for four years by the Support Group for Islam and Muslims. After the release of Sophie Pétronin after four years of captivity, many questions arise about the negotiations that led to this happy ending. Because in order to achieve its goal and obtain the release of politician Soumaïla Cissé - Bamako's number one objective - the Malian authorities have agreed to release many prisoners.

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