The European Union, the African Union, the United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have expressed concern about the situation in Mali and condemned the use of lethal violence against demonstrators against whom the President has been protested in recent days Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and demands the release of the detained opponents.
In a joint statement, they lamented the attacks on public and private buildings that took place on Friday after the opposition movement’s demonstration under Imam Mahmud Dicko, and the “loss of life” recorded during the suppression of the protests. Local media have reported at least three deaths.
In addition, they have strongly condemned all forms of violence as a means of resolving the socio-political crisis “which the country has been experiencing for weeks and” the use of deadly violence in order to maintain order “. That is why they have” curbed “all parties. and asked them to commit themselves to “dialogue, concertation and peaceful channels to deal with the crisis”.
On the other hand, representatives of the above organizations expressed concern about the arrest of several leaders of the Patriotic Forces Movement Group (M5-RFP) led by Dicko on June 5, stressing that this “does not allow dialogue”. that both the President and Prime Minister have asked “to remain with total serenity.” For this reason, they have asked the government to “create the conditions for political dialogue, especially the release of these leaders”.