Unfortunately for her, a court ruled that she had to give the five year old child back to her alleged abuser which meant she violated the law when she refused to do so.
She was arrested in Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport on Tuesday as she got off a flight from Bamako and has been in custody since.
Now thousands of people are unifying to call for the mother to be released and for her child to be protected from the danger she believes she will face if her father is allowed to raise her.
— Youba TRAORE (@YoubaTRAORE17) March 13, 2020
France has imprisoned the singer @rokiatraore (Belgian mandate), BECAUSE SHE PROTECT HER DAUGHTER from a father accused of sexual misconduct.
I await the indignant protests of all the artists & politicians who support Polanski & Allen in the name of culture. #FreeRokia https://t.co/mC6DTzPKen
— #CulturalActivism250 (@JAZZology250) March 14, 2020
Shocked to learn the great @rokiatraore – one of Africa’s finest singers and such a fabulous person – has been flung in prison after getting off a plane in Paris. Seems a very aggressive French reaction over a child custody dispute with her daughter’s Belgian father
— Ian Birrell (@ianbirrell) March 12, 2020
Rokia Traore est une ambassadrice de la culture malienne, nos autorités doivent réagir!
Il faut dire à notre ministre de la culture que son boulot ne se résume pas à porter des grands boubous.#FreeRokiaTraore
— Bi Ardo (@dicko_amy) March 12, 2020