Treason case dropped against ousted Mali president

Former Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure fled to Senegal after being overthrown by a military junta in 2012Malian lawmakers have decided a treason case should be dropped against former Malian president Amadou Toumani Toure, who was overthrown in a military coup in 2012. Toure, known by the acronym ATT, came to power in 2002, and fled to Senegal after being overthrown by a military junta in 2012 just as he was preparing to end his final term in office. “The elected representatives of the people have voted by secret ballot on the fate of former president ATT, and have decided not to pursue him after leading Mali for 10 years,” an opposition lawmaker told AFP after Friday’s vote.

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