Mauritania: Activists held in unknown location

Index Number: AFR 38/002/2012
Date Published: 4 May 2012
Categories: Mauritania

Since 2 May, 11 members of a human rights organization in Mauritania have been detained at an unknown location by the Mauritanian authorities after protesting against the writings of Islamic scholars. Amnesty International believes that they are prisoners of conscience, detained for peacefully expressing their views. They may be at risk of ill-treatment.

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