The president of the Alliance for Solidarity in Mali (ASMA), no less former Minister of Defense and then Prime Minister of IBK, Soumeylou Boubèye Maiga (SBM) has been placed under committal since August 26 by the Court supreme. Since then, his supporters have not stopped denouncing a political harassment on the part of the current authorities of the country. Indeed, part of the national and even international opinion is skeptical about the procedure of the implication of the former Director General of the intelligence services for cause, the magistrates of the Supreme Court are divided on the question.
The case for the purchase of the presidential plane and military equipment, having been classified for the first time by the economic and financial pole, has been reopened by the Supreme Court.
The former Prime Minister, Soumeylou Boubèye Maiga, leader of a political party was placed under a committal warrant and thrown in prison regardless of his status. It must be recognized that Soumeylou Boubèye Maiga is in prison with brigands and terrorists whom he had apprehended during his time at the head of DGSE. He is in danger in prison because he is there with some of these who can hurt him.
Today, the Malian justice says it is determined to fight corruption and impunity in all its forms, but we see that some people who are dragging their feet are at the top of the state. Where are we with the ARTMP file? Is the author of this economic crime above the law?
According to supporters of former Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maiga, his only sin was to publicly oppose the extension of the transition. They believe that their president is now in prison for expressing his opinion.
Soumeylou Boubèye Maiga’s supporters draw the attention of the transitional authorities to his conditions of detention. They made several representations to the authorities for the improvement of the conditions of detention of Soumeylou Boubèye maiga which were not followed up.
The Collective for its defense has also introduced requests to alleviate the conditions of the Tiger, as it is commonly called. She had requested that the former prime minister be placed under judicial supervision, but the judicial authorities categorically refused.
ASMA activists believe that in light of this their president is a political detainee. They add that this arrest is made to humiliate their mentor.
Yes to the fight against corruption, but we also need respect for human rights and above all respect for legal procedures.
The President of the transition, Colonel Assimi Goïta, in his address to the nation, during the celebration of September 22, instructed the judicial family to engage in a relentless fight against corruption. He, at the same time, stressed to the magistrates to ensure that no one feels in an abuse.
ASMA activists today believe that their president is the victim of a political fierceness orchestrated to harm his person.