An Amnesty International delegation concludes today a ten-day mission in Mali and presents below its preliminary findings. The delegation visited the towns of Ségou, Sévaré and Niono. They were also able to conduct research in the towns of Konna and Diabaly shortly after they had been retaken by the Malian and the French military forces.
This is the fourth mission carried out by Amnesty International since the beginning of the conflict in January 2012. The organization published last year three reports highlighting serious human rights violations and abuses committed by the Malian army as well as Tuareg and Islamists armed groups