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Mali Lawmakers Drop Treason Charges Against Ousted President

Mali's National Assembly has voted to drop treason charges against exiled former President Amadou Toumani Toure, who was deposed in a coup in March 2012. National Assembly spokesman Youssouf Toure said Saturday that the vote not to pursue charges had passed 104-5. "I confirm the abandonment of the charges against him was adopted by the majority of deputies," said Mamadou Diarrassouba of the ruling RPM party. Amadou Toumani Toure has been in exile in Senegal. The vote...

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