Politics Mali: The Supreme Court confirms the abandonment of charges in the conscript against state

03:10  20 april  2021
03:10  20 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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L'ancien Premier ministre malien, Boubou Cissé, en mars 2020 à Bamako. (Image d'illustration) © Michele Cattani / AFP former Malian Prime Minister, Boubou Cissé, in March 2020 in Bamako. (Image of illustration)

The Supreme Court rejected Monday 19 April the appeal of the Attorney General and confirmed the abandonment of prosecutions brought against several personalities including former Prime Minister Boubou Cissé and the Radio Bath facilitator, accused since December since December to have prepared a coup with mysterious contours against the state. Five of the 7 imprisoned accused since December have been released.

with our correspondent in Bamako, Serge Daniel

in front of the Civil Prison of Bamako, a small hosting committee was waiting for the five people released. Ras Bath, the Favétte radio animator lost his long hair, but remains recognizable. Baluchon in hand, before climbing quickly aboard a vehicle, he announced that he would quickly resume the microphone. All are happy with the end of the end of the procedure.

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The former Malian Prime Minister Boubou Cisted also pursued but not arrested, said after the deliberation he was happy with this court decision, which he "welcomed with relief and serenity". "For nearly 4 months, I have been the subject with other very serious accusations, innocent people have been unjustly imprisoned for facts they have not committed. I am very happy that they can today, finally find freedom and go home.

According to Malian justice, the coup d'etat case in preparation was therefore a pierced pipe. No evidence. Now, looks are turned to former Prime Minister Boubou Cissé. These supporters do not hide that it must be a candidate for the next presidential. He himself has not pronounced yet.

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