The charges against several personalities, including a former prime minister and a star radio host, since December, accused of preparing a coup d’état with mysterious outlines, has been dropped. This was confirmed by Mali’s Supreme Court on Monday.
Nearly after four months in detention, the five detained personalities, including the activist and radio host Mohamed Youssouf Bathily known as “Ras Bath”, were released on Monday afternoon.
Ex-prime Minister Boubou Cissé appeared in the case as the possible instigator of this alleged new coup. An arrest warrant was issued for him in late 2020, but he was not arrested.
Reacting in a statement, Cisse said the decision by the Supreme Court puts a definitive end to the sinister case, and hopefully to the unnecessary persecution and attempts to undermine his honor and dignity as part of an imaginary plot.