MINUSMA Investigates Human Rights Violations in Bankass Area
An integrated team from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) travelled to the Mopti region in Mali to investigate recent armed attacks in the Bankass Cercle area, in which preliminary information indicated that at least 16 people were killed. A large number of houses and granaries were deliberately burnt down; some animals were stolen and some killed. The team, composed of Human Rights Officers and a forensic team of United Nations Police (UNPOL), visited the settlements of Koulogon Peulh, Libe Peulh, and Minima Maoude, the last a village that was entirely burned down. They were escorted by Peacekeepers from the Bangladeshi Contingent serving with MINUSMA.
UNPOL Officers of the forensic team investigate in Libe Peulh.
UN Photo/Marco Dormino
22 February 2019
Minima Maoude, Mali
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