Mali's president and prime minister will be released gradually, says military

FILE PHOTO: The new interim president of Mali Bah Ndaw is sworn in during the Inauguration ceremony in Bamako

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's interim president and prime minister, who resigned earlier on Wednesday, will be released from detention gradually due to security considerations, according to a representative of the military authorities who detained the two leaders.

The decision was announced at a press conference by Major Baba Cisse, an advisor to Vice President Assimi Goita, who led the intervention that has sparked a standoff with international powers.

(Reporting by Paul Lorgerie; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Chris Reese)

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