The African Bar Association has condemned the takeover of government in Mali by the military.
The AfBA President, Mr Hannibal Uwaifo, in an untitled statement on Thursday, said the coup was no longer fashionable on the African continent while calling for international sanction against the putsch masterminds.
The statement read, “The African Bar Association hereby unequivocally rejects the coup de tat in Mali, West Africa and asked the military usurpers to be reasonable or face international sanctions.
“AfBa warns that illegal takeover of government is no longer a fashion in Africa and that the irresponsible exploits of the Malian military will only end up in misery and criminal convictions for those involved.
“AfBa notes that resignation at gunpoint is illegal and shameful and of no legal effect. AfBa warns that it will stand by the legal order of the Malian Republic.”