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Mali: Parliamentary commission to investigate former president Touré , Mali

2014/04/24

The Malian Parliament has named a 16-member ad hoc commission to investigate former president Amadou Toumani Touré for alleged high treason. Sources close to parliament said that the commission would study his actions during his 10-year government that culminated in the occupation of two-thirds of the country by armed groups in 2012.


Former President Touré, popularly called ATT, who was overthrown in a coup on 22 March 2012, presently lives in neighbouring Senegal.

The commission will include seven members of the ruling Rally for Mali (RPM), three members of the Alliance for Majority (APM), an opposition political grouping led by Soumaïla Cissé, two MPs from the Alliance for Democracy in Mali (ADEMA), the ruling party between 1992 and 2002) and an MP from the parliamentary group FARE-SADI.

No judge, serving at the High Court of justice established on 10 March or deputy judge can be member of the ad hoc commission because there is no possibility to be 'a judge and be judged', the sources said.

The national assembly, seat of the high court of Justice, was sent a letter on 18 December 2013 specifying allegations of high treason likely to be issued against the former president.

The allegations include violation of the oath of office and facilitating the penetration and establishment of foreign forces in Mali, particularly by not resisting them.

The letter as well alleged that as commander-in-chief, his actions demoralised the army.

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