Bamako - Relatives say Mohamed Ould Ali, an employee of the
International Committee of the Red Cross, has been arrested in Mali's capital.
He had been attempting to sue the Malian military for his father's recent
Ali belongs to the country's minority Arab ethnic group. He
is the son of Ali Ould Kalbali, a 70-year-old man who disappeared along with
seven other Arabs from Timbuktu in February. The eight were seen being arrested
by soldiers, who used the men's turbans to bind their hands before forcing them
into a pickup truck.
Ali's younger brother, Ibrahim Ould Ali, told The Associated
Press that Ali was told to go to the police station for questioning on
Wednesday. When he showed up, he was arrested.