UN representatives received access to the arrested President of Mali

21 August 2020

Representatives of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were able to gain access to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was deposed during the military revolt, and other detainees.

"Yesterday (on Thursday-ed.) in the evening, the MINUSMA human rights group visited Kati as part of its mandate to protect human rights and gained access to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and other detainees," the mission said on Twitter.

According to the Maliweb portal, UN representatives visited former President and former Prime Minister Bouba Cisse at a Villa in the Kati district, where the base is located.

The revolt in Mali began on August 18 at a military base near the capital Bamako. The rebels announced the arrest of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse. Later, the President announced the resignation and dissolution of the Parliament and government. The military called for a political transformation in the country leading to general elections, declared a curfew and announced the creation of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People.

In a statement released on Thursday, the coup organizers said that Mali would be governed during the transition period by a specially appointed President, who can be either a military or a civilian.


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Based on materials from RIA Novosti