Incarcerated in a case of alleged fraud, the former Malian Prime Minister has been heard for the first time by a judge. According to Jeune Afrique, “le Tigre” was heard in this case by a judge of the indictment chamber of the Supreme Court. A surprise hearing for his lawyers who had been asking for several weeks for his trial because of his fragile health. The former Prime Minister remained faithful to his line of defence, firmly rejecting the “accusations” made against him. His lawyers intend to submit a new request for provisional release.