Subscribe Register Login

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 2:07 a.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

Rights group warns of executions by Malian army

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 23, 2013 at 9:21 a.m.

— A France-based human-rights group is warning about dozens of “summary executions” and other abuses allegedly committed by Malian troops as they counter-attack jihadists holed up in the West African country’s hinterlands.

The International Federation for Human Rights, or FIDH by its French acronym, is calling for the creation of an independent commission to look into the crimes and punish those responsible.

The group said Wednesday that Malian forces were behind about 33 killings — including of ethnic Tuaregs — since Jan. 10 along the narrow belt between the government-controlled south and the north.

FIDH didn’t specify the source of its information.

Journalists have been refused access to the area while trying to cover the French intervention that began Jan. 11 in support of Malian forces against the jihadists.

Comments on: Rights group warns of executions by Malian army

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Rn needed

    rn needed nlr long term care facility in need of 3-11 RN Sup...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Human resources assistant

    karcher Karcher North America, the leading provider of consu...
    SPRINGDALE, AR

  • Teachers

    The Arkadelphia School Districtis accepting applications for...
    ARKADELPHIA, AR

  • Cncsawoperator&wareh

    Pipe & Tube Supply, Inc. accepting applications for CNC saw ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Music & after school teachers p/t

    MUSIC &after school teachers p/Tat WLR Private School. A...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 892 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online