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Mali: Urgent action needed to protect civilians

Headline Title:  Mali: Urgent action needed to protect civilians 02 April 2012 The Tuareg and Islamist armed groups who have taken the northern cities of Kidal, Gao and Timbuktu must protect the civilian population in areas under their control, Amnesty International said today. In Gao, the organisation received reports of armed men firing into the air and looting public and private buildings, including the hospital. One witness living there told Amnesty International today: “Armed people are entering the houses and looting. They are firing in the air and we are all terrified. We are…

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