Rights Group Urges Mali to Release Teenage Detainees

A leading human rights group is urging Mali’s government to release five boys held by the military for about seven months.

Amnesty International issued the call after a delegation led by the group’s secretary general, Salil Shetty, met with the teenagers at a military detention center in Mali’s capital, Bamako.

The rights group said the detainees are 15 to 17 years old.

In a statement, Shetty said the delegation was “horrified” to see the…