EU adopts sanctions against 5 of Mali’s coup leaders

The European Council imposed restrictive measures on five persons in view of the situation in Mali, following its decision of 13 December 2021 and recent developments in the country.

These individuals, who include prominent members of the Malian transitional government, including the Prime Minister himself, are responsible for actions that undermine and obstruct the successful completion of Mali's political transition. Others sanctioned include the military commanders who removed former Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, in August 2020, the first of two coups; the second one was in May 2021. Mali was already subjected to further and stricter sanctions on 9 January 2022 by theEconomic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) as well, after an Extraordinary Summit, which can be viewed here.

The five targeted individuals are subject to a travel ban, preventing them from entering or transiting EU territories, and an asset freeze. In addition, EU citizens and companies are prohibited from making funds available to them, either directly or indirectly.

Source: EU Council