Mauritania frees two anti-slavery campaigners

    Mauritania frees two anti-slavery campaigners

    May 18, Nouakchott: Mauritania's Supreme Court on May 17 decided to release the president and vice president of IRA-Mauritania from prison.

    A prominent anti-slavery organization, Freedom House welcomes the release from prison of anti-slavery activists Biram Dah Abeid and Brahim Bilal.

    Vukasin Petrovic, director for Africa programs said, "Civil society plays a crucial role in eradicating slavery in Mauritania, a role the government of Mauritania should recognize by releasing all other activists imprisoned for advancing the cause of equal rights."

    Mauritania is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2016 and Partly Free in Freedom of the Press 2016.

    The Oslo Times


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