After a series of meetings with the Minister of Security in particular, he finally resigned as head of Forsat. Legal proceedings can now be resumed. With high expectations and a field of work.
The commander of the anti-terrorist force (Forsat) finally went on Tuesday, September 7 to the premises of the Malian Gendarmerie, where he is currently staying.
Si Oumar Samaké agreed to give up and that the police did not protest this time, it is the authorities insured them that the legal process would be fair.
Warrant Officer Daouda Cissé is the Deputy Secretary-General of the National Police Union SPN-CSTM. He hopes that justice will not only be done on the backs of the police but that all the leaders concerned: that those who ordered the repression of the demonstrations, as well as those who organized them at the time, would be called. “Those who demanded the destruction of government buildings are those who are at the top of the state, in the Prime Minister’s office, many of them are in the government, many are in the CNT. They too would have to answer for what happened. Let the old regime, those who gave the orders, those who started Forsat, let them answer too, he says.
In several cases, justice is tightened The Malian Association of Prosecutors and Prosecutors (AMPP) was outraged by the extrajudicial release of the Forsat commander. Although he was imprisoned again, AMPP President Sheik Mohammed Chérif Koné shouts only half a victory: “We are vigilant because it is really the responsibility of the government when it comes to escape, if we can talk about escape. I am glad that order and peace “It does not mean that we do not want to place the responsibility. It is time for the state of Mali to ensure that the authority can govern, that the voice of the law can force itself on everyone.”
Divisional Commissioner Oumar Samaké had been indicted on Friday, particularly for “murder” and “fatal blows”, as part of the investigation into the murderous repression of the anti-IBK demonstrations in July 2020, which had left 14 dead. Imprisoned at the central detention center in Bamako, he was released after a few hours, under pressure from the police who had gathered in front of the prison. This had triggered a wave of indignation among political organizations, civil society and even magistrates … This weekend, the Malian government had announced that it wanted to carry out the measures taken to its end.
In recent weeks, the Malian judicial system has been more active than ever on very political issues: repression of the July 2020 demonstrations, purchase of the presidential plane and over-invoicing of contracts for military equipment, journalist Birama Touré’s disappearanceraises huge hopes and just as many controversies.