France Backs Mali Execution Claims

The French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drain has told reporters that Malian troops may have carried out summary executions during the offensive against rebels.

Malian soldiers stand in formation.

  • Mali:  Rights Group Accuses Army of Executions

    International Federation for Human Rights, 23 January 2013

    FIDH is very alarmed by the increasing number of summary executions and other human rights violations committed by Malian soldiers in the context of the counter-attack led by the ... read more »

  • Mali:  Govt Must Stop Bombing Civilians, Amnesty Says

    Catholic Information Service for Africa, 24 February 2012

    The Malian government must end bomb attacks against the civilian population in the north of the country, Amnesty International said on February 23 after a four year old girl was ... read more »

  • Mali:  Authorities Hinder News Coverage of Military Intervention in Mali

    International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House, 17 January 2013

    Reporters Without Borders calls on the Malian and French authorities to allow journalists to freely cover the military operations under way in Mali since 11 January. Both foreign ... read more »

  • Mali:  All Parties Must Do Utmost to Prevent Civilian Casualties

    Amnesty International, 14 January 2013

    All parties to the armed conflict in Mali must ensure civilians are protected, Amnesty International urged today as military attacks by French forces continued. read more »

  • Mali:  Armed Intervention Risks Worsening Crisis, Says Rights Group

    Amnesty International, 21 December 2012

    The UN Security Council's approval of armed intervention into Mali risks worsening the human rights and humanitarian crisis in the north, Amnesty International said today. read more »