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Mali: the coach of young basketball players indicted for sexual assault

2021-07-26T21:12:35.389Z

The coach of the Malian women's under-18 basketball team has been arrested and charged after being accused of assault ...



The coach of the Malian women's under-18 basketball team has been arrested and charged after being accused of sexual assault by players, we learned on Monday from the prosecution of a court in Bamako . "Case of harassment or sexual touching within the Malian basketball: the coach (Amadou) Bamba indicted and placed under arrest warrant (...) for pedophilia, attempted rape, indecent assault", indicated this source having requested anonymity in a message addressed to AFP. In a statement released in June, the NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on the accusations leveled against Mr. Bamba, 51, by several members of the U18 team he had led since 2016. He was exchanging time. of play or equipment against sex, they said,cited by HRW. Following these revelations, the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) announced the withdrawal, "temporarily while the investigation is being carried out", of its president, the Malian Hamane Niang.

Source: lefigaro

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