Mali: Release on Bail for Mahamadou Camara, Bouaré Fily Sissoko remains Detained

maryam lahbal
maryam lahbal
2 Min Read

The Attorney General of the Supreme Court, Mamadou Timbo, has announced that Mahamadou Camara, former Minister of Communication and former Chief of Staff to the late President IBK, has been released from prison. Camara had been detained for a year and a half, and to secure his release, he was required to pay a deposit of 500 million CFA francs (750,000 euros), in the form of ten land titles.

According to sources close to Camara, his provisional release, without any restrictions on his movement, was granted in June of last year. However, the release was delayed due to an appeal and a request for a second opinion on the land titles, issued by the Attorney General of the Supreme Court. Despite his release, Camara’s supporters have stated that their ultimate goal is for him to be exonerated, as they believe he has done nothing wrong.

The Attorney General has emphasized that the ongoing judicial investigation is being conducted in strict accordance with the presumption of innocence and the rights of the defense. It has also been reported that Bouaré Fily Sissoko, former Minister of the Economy, who has been imprisoned since August 2021, could also be released on the same conditions as Camara. However, as she has not paid the required deposit, she remains in detention.

One of Sissoko’s close friends has expressed her belief that there is no need to pay the deposit when there is a lack of evidence against her. Sissoko reportedly wishes to have a public trial to clear her name and is frustrated by the delay in the legal process.

Maryam Lahbal

Share this Article
Leave a comment