A shot of the 140km pipeline at the Melkøya facility, a liquid natural gas facility in Hammerfest, Norway. This facility is partially powered by five GE LM6000 gas turbines, each generating over 40,000 kW of power.
Mali’s government should step up efforts to investigate and prosecute serious rights abuses committed by all sides during Mali’s recent armed conflict. On March 17, 2014, Human Rights Watch sent a letter to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita expressing concern about the lack of justice for abuses during the armed conflict.
After assuming office last year, President Keita pledged to address long-standing impunity. The arrests in late 2013 and early 2014 of over 20 soldiers, including former coup leader General Amadou Haya Sanogo, for the torture and enforced disappearance of 21 elite “Red Berets” in 2012, represents meaningful progress in this area. However, there have been scant efforts to hold accountable those involved in serious abuses committed during the 2012-2013 armed conflict in the north involving ethnic Tuareg separatists and Islamist armed groups.