Panafrican News Agency

Former members of Mali’s Military Committee regain freedom

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Court has ordered the immediate release of 12 former members of the National Committee for the Recovery of Democracy and the Restoration of the State (CNRDRE) of Mali with each receiving 20 million CFA francs as compensation for the violation of their fundamental human rights.

Judge rapporteur Gberi-Be Ouattara, who delivered the judgment on Tuesday, said that the Respondent, the Republic of Mali, was liable for violating the rights of Capt. Issa Tangara, and 11 others, including Gen. Amadou Haya Sanogo, to fair trial, be tried within
reasonable time, presumption of innocence, liberty and freedom from arbitrary detention.

However, the Court rejected the Applicants’ claim for the violation of their rights to human dignity, describing it as unfounded.

The Respondent was ordered to stop the violations and submit a report on the implementation/execution of the judgment to the Court within six (6) months.

The Court equally ordered the Republic of Mali to bear all costs.

-0- PANA VAO 11Nov2020