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Mali court rejects President Keita treason charges

Mali court rejects President Keita treason charges


Mali’s High Court has rejected a complaint against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to face treason charges.

This decision was published in a High Court document after a civil society group filed a suit against the president accusing him of poor governance and scandalous management of public funds.

“The High Court has rejected the document,” a court official told the AFP.

The court said that despite it being competent to judge the president, the society group known as the Popular and Pacific Intervention Block for the Reunification of Mali (BIPREM) is not entitled to present such a case.

The group filed the complaint last week citing they want clarification on various scandals including the purchase of a presidential jet and insecurity in the country.

In the West African country, the high court is capable of judging the country’s leader and ministers only if condemned by the National Assembly on high treason or misconduct while in office.

Furthermore, two thirds of the National Assembly should support any case it presents to the court.