Mali Prosecutors Charge Ex-Prime Minister With Coup Attempt, Reports Say

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The prosecutor’s workplace of Mali on Thursday charged six folks, amongst them former Prime Minister Boubou Cisse, for trying to arrange a coup in August, French public radio broadcaster RFI reported.

Cisse’s whereabouts stay unknown, whereas 5 others of the accused, together with a well-liked radio host and officers of the state treasury, have been detained on 21 December.

Cisse has beforehand denied all accusations in opposition to him.

The secretary of the president’s workplace, Sekou Traore, who holds the ranks of a minister and Justice of the Peace, has additionally been detained as a part of the investigation, however was later launched. His case was referred to the Supreme Court.

Cisse was serving as prime minister on the time of the August 18 army coup, which led to the resignation of then President Ibrahim Boubacar and the dissolution of the parliament.

On 12 September, the army rulers appointed former Defence Minister Ba N’Daou because the transition president and shaped the interim authorities set to rule for 18 months till elections are held.


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