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Detained Mali opposition figures freed

Bamako All opposition figures who were detained in Mali after violent protests against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Friday have been released, their lawyers said on Monday.
Alifa Habib Kone, one of the lawyers representing the opposition figures, said that three of his clients had been released on Monday.
“Others were released as early as last night, in a disorderly manner,” he added.
Another lawyer, Abdrahamane Ben Mamata Toure, also confirmed the release.
Security forces arrested some 20 opposition figures in the aftermath of unrest in the capital city Bamako on Friday.
Clashes persisted over the weekend in Bamako and continued through Monday, with much of the tension focused in the opposition-supporting Badalabougou neighbourhood. (AFP)

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