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US News Mali: the prosecution appeals in cassation in the case of the alleged conspiracy against the State

01:50  04 march  2021
01:50  04 march  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Mali: the indictment chamber must rule on the case of the alleged conspiracy against the State

 Mali: the indictment chamber must rule on the case of the alleged conspiracy against the State © MICHELE CATTANI / AFP Former Prime Minister Boubou Cissé is accused of having held night meetings to organize the fall of the regime Former Prime Minister Boubou Cissé and several senior officials of Malian institutions are being prosecuted for their participation in an alleged plot against the state. At the end of December, several personalities including radio columnist Ras Bath were arrested by state security, the Malian intelligence services.

L'animateur radio et activiste Ras Bath reste en détention (image d'illustration) © AFP - MICHELE CATTANI The radio host and activist Ras Bath remains in detention (illustration image)

In the case known as “conspiracy against the State”, it will ultimately be up to the Supreme Court to decide following the prosecution's appeal announced on Wednesday 3 March. Activist Ras Bath and four other defendants still in custody will therefore remain in prison pending a ruling from the country’s highest court. Former Prime Minister Boubou Cissé and Sékou Traoré, a time secretary general of the presidency, are still at large.

With our correspondent in Bamako, Kaourou Magassa 6 After an additional night spent in prison by their clients, the defense lawyers in the case of destabilization of the State went to the Court of Appeal this Wednesday in large numbers. from Bamako. The objective: to inquire with the Attorney General of the state of the case after the annulment of the proceedings by the indictment chamber.

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There was a judgment of the indictments chamber, he [the prosecution] appealed to challenge this judgment. It is not known on what ground the appeal was made, other than the avowed ground which is to prevent execution of the judgment, which has at least been made very clear to us. So things in this regard are clear. " Since the opening of this case, Advocate General Idrissa Arizo Maiga has always requested that the defendants be kept in detention so as not to hinder the investigation, according to the prosecution.

Aguibou Tall, Robert Vital Diop, Mahamadou Koné, Souleymane Kansaye, senior officials of the Malian administration or society, as well as Sékou Traoré former secretary general of the presidency and Boubou Cissé former prime minister are accused of "conspiracy" against the transitional authorities.

Added to this are the charges of contempt of the head of state for activist Ras Bath. More than on the merits of the case, it will be for the Supreme Court to decide whether the proceedings continue or not. No date has been announced for this hearing, which is expected to be held behind closed doors. 1

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