Aug 08

Mali’s troops, foreign partners target women to ‘spread terror’

Mali’s troops and its foreign security partners, believed to be Russia’s Wagner mercenaries, are using violence against women and other “grave human rights abuses” to spread terror. This is according to the U.N. sanctions monitors in a report seen by Reuters on Monday.
Reuters reports that the monitors also warned in their report to the U.N Security Council that the sexual violence by Mali’s troops and their foreign security partners is “systematic.” They said the foreign partners were “presumed to be elements of the Wagner Group.”