Mali UPDATE: Journalist assaulted by policemen

Moriba Dabo, journalist working with the bi-weekly L’Observateur was arrested and detained briefly by a group of policemen from the Central Police Station of Bamako. While covering the protest March organised by students of the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry (FMPOS) in front of the Ministry of Education in Bamako, Moriba was confronted by policemen and taken to the station.

The policemen manhandled him and detained him. He was later released, following the intervention of his colleague Zénith Ballé.When the matter got to the notice of the senior officers they apologized profusely and promised to investigate the matter.

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