Human Rights & Public Liberties

Human Rights & Public Liberties

Published on: 13 Jan, 2021

Mali/Sanogo’s trial

Published on: 16 March, 2021

The man who overthrew Mali’s president in 2012, former Gen. Amadou Haya Sanogo, will no longer stand trial on charges he had 21 soldiers killed after a failed counter-coup that same year, an appeals court ruled Monday.

The court, which did not issue a verdict, also ended proceedings against 15 other defendants, citing a 2019 reconciliation law offering amnesty or pardon for specific crimes committed during the 2012 crisis. Families of the victims have already accepted a compensation deal.