Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: Mali, February 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c5671ec.html [accessed 24 March 2017]
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In July, unidentified assailants kidnapped and brutally beat Hamidou Diarra, a commentator for independent Radio Kledu. Local journalists said they believed the assault was linked to Diarra's radio program, in which he frequently criticizes abuses of power by local politicians and others.