The United Nations independent human rights expert in Mali, Alioune Tine, condemned the arrest and “illegal detention” of former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita following the August 18 coup d’état by the army. to whom he has asked to free all prisoners and ensure their safety.
“I call on the members of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) to put an immediate end to this illegal detention,” said Tine, who has also called on “all Malian authorities” to be “conscientious”. Respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms “.
Tine has insisted that the CNSP “transfer power to the civilian population as quickly as possible, restore the rule of law and guarantee the protection of property and people”.
On August 18, Keita resigned and announced the dissolution of parliament and the government, hours after they were kidnapped by a group of rebel soldiers along with Prime Minister Boubou Cissé while they were in the presidential residence. He left Sebenikoro some time after a riot was recorded in a barracks in the city of Kati, 15 kilometers from Bamako.