Mali junta expels UN mission’s human rights chief

MALI’S ruling junta said yesterday that it was expelling the head of the human rights division of Minusma, the UN mission in the country, giving him 48 hours to leave its borders.

The decision comes after a Malian rights activist last month denounced the security situation in the country in a speech to a UN gathering, and accused the regime’s new Russian military partners of serious rights violations.