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Sunday, May 24, 2015

U.S. CONDEMNS VIOLENCE IN NORTHERN MALI

FROM:  U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT
Violence and Human Rights Violations in Mali
Press Statement
Marie Harf
Deputy Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 23, 2015

The United States condemns the ongoing violence in northern Mali, including reports of summary executions of civilians in Tin Hama, and other human rights abuses and violations. We call on all parties to respect human rights and international humanitarian law, recommit to applicable cease-fire agreements and begin implementation of the May 15 Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali. The United States reiterates its strong support for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and calls for the investigation of these alleged human rights violations, to ensure perpetrators are held accountable.