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Seeking Justice in the Face of Terrorism in Mali
28 Jun 2018 -  Two men who had their hands amputated while terrorist groups occupied northern Mali seek justice. Souleymane and Elmoctar, both formerly drivers, are trying to build their lives again after their ordeal in 2012. The perpetrator, the former Chief of Islamic Police in Gao, Aliou Mahamane Touré, has now been tried and jailed for his crimes. The court also heard from women who had been victims of sexual attacks.

The trial is seen as a significant step forward for the whole country in the quest to end impunity for human rights violations during the occupation.

Produced by the Office of Counter-Terrorism in collaboration with the Department of Public Information. Special Thanks to MINUSMA.