Mali

Leader of Mali Coup Summoned To Appear in Court

Amadou Sanogo

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The soldier who led a coup that ousted Mali's government and paved the way for a sweeping Islamist offensive has been summoned to appear in court over alleged violence involving men under his command.

A judicial source said on Thursday that the intention was to question Amadou Sanogo about "the deaths in the last mutiny against him", adding that he would also be questioned "on all violence in recent times", of which his men have been accused.

"The police on Thursday received a summons from the Malian courts for General Amadou Sanogo. According to the procedure, the notice shall be addressed to the Malian Ministry of Defence, which in turn, will inform General Sanogo of the summons," said a source at a police station in the capital, Bamako.