Posted by: APO | 20 October 2016

Mauritania: UN experts concerned about situation of jailed human rights activists

A group of United Nations human rights experts* today expressed serious concern that Mauritanian activists jailed for their alleged role in a protest against forced evictions in Nouakchott are being targeted by the Government for their anti-slavery advocacy. The human rights defenders were sentenced in August to prison terms ranging from three to fifteen years. The date for an appeal will be set later… Read more on


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