In Mali, former President of the transition Bah N’Daw and former Prime Minister Moctar Ouane are no longer under house arrest. It is a press release from the local monitoring committee for transitions that was announced on Friday.
The announcement was made by the Monitoring Committee for Local Transitions, composed of representatives in Mali from ECOWAS, the African Union and the UN mission in the country, congratulating the “Government’s decision to repeal all measures. Restrictive” imposed on the two former leaders, who were no longer free from their movements since May 24, the date of the second military coup led by Colonel Assimi Goita, since its transitional president.
It had therefore been more than three months since all the partners in the Malian state demanded that their placement under house arrest end. Former President of the transition Bah N’Daw and former Prime Minister Moctar Ouane were safely at home and no longer in Kati’s military camp, where they had been forced to flee after the new coup on May 24, but their homes were permanently guarded. of armed soldiers. The two men were not allowed to go out, nor receive the one they wanted.
A procedure before ECOWAS The two previous leaders had therefore taken a lawyer – who was not authorized to see them – and initiated proceedings before the ECOWAS Court. Which demanded that Bamako, by this Sunday, August 28, inform him of all the elements that could justify the house arrest of Bah N’Daw and Moctar Ouane.
“This complaint frightened them,” explains a source very closely involved in the case, who also confirms that the Malian authorities had requested another month to respond to this request, a deadline denied.
On the question from RFI, the Malian presidency refused to comment.
According to the environment, the former president of the transition, Bah N’Daw, has decided to move into a new home. Former Prime Minister Moctar Ouane remains in his home, but this time the premises will be his responsibility, with special private guards, funded by the Malian state.
After welcoming this Communication, the Local Transition Monitoring Committee reiterated its support for the transition process. A visit by ECOWAS mediator for Mali, Goodluck Jonathan, is scheduled for next week.