We, Mayors and Local Authorities Leaders, members of the Pan African Council of UCLG Africa meeting in Durban, South Africa, on Saturday 9th November 2019:
We have heard with dismay of the detention of Mr Adama Sangare, Mayor of the District of Bamako, member of the Executive Committee of UCLG Africa;
- Express our solidarity and full support to our colleague;
- Call for the respect of his rights and the application of the principle of the presumption of innocence;
- Undertake to closely monitor the progress of this case, trusting that the Justice of the Republic of Mali will ensure that it does not harm the interests and services of the population that the Mayor of the District of Bamako represents.
Done in Durban, on 9th November 2019
For the Pan African Council
President, UCLG Africa
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