Posted by: APO | 3 August 2017

Comment by UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani on Mauritania

We are concerned about the unrest ahead of the constitutional referendum scheduled for Saturday in Mauritania, particularly the apparent suppression of dissenting voices and the reported use of excessive force by the authorities against protest leaders. Protests have been taking place daily since 21 July, led by opposition politicians calling for a boycott of the vote. The authorities reportedly did… Read more on


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