Mali – Summary execution of a man charged with murder in northern Mali (October 3, 2012)

The terrorist groups have carried out an extrajudicial execution in northern Mali. We strongly condemn such murders.

We reaffirm our attachment to human rights which have been violated by these groups whose main victims are the local population.

France reaffirms its attachment to the territorial integrity of Mali. The high-level event devoted to the Sahel organized last week on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly made it possible to accelerate the international community’s mobilization in support of the African countries in order to take action to combat the terrorist threat facing the region.