The leadership Council for Human Rights continues to be concerned about the turmoil in Mali.
The forced resignation of the interim Prime Minister, Cheikh Modibo Diarra, following the coup led by Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo is a cause of concern for the population. LCHR urges Mali’s leadership to resolve disputes through peaceful means.
Cheikh Diarra repeatedly ruled in favor of a rapid intervention of an international military force in northern part of Mali as was supported by France and other key international players. Captain Sanogo, on the other hand, fierecely opposed this intervention and chose negotiating with some radical groups associated with Al Qaeda.
Captain Sanogo, previously unknown to anyone, is behind the coup to overthrow the regime of President Amadou Toumani Toure (ATT), precipitating, therefore, the fall of northern Mali at the hands, since June, of Islamist militants linked to al-Qaida.
The Leadership Council for Human Rights, calls on the Malian army to distance itself from the political process in order to allow the country to build a democratic governance. LCHR warns the international community that this recent events in Mali will plunge even deeper the country into crisis and uncertainty.
international efforts have to be joined to make sure that Human lives are preserved by helping Mali to continue with the process of restoring the country’s democratic governance through free, transparent and fair elections.