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Mauritania: Incommunicado detention / fear of ill-treatment

, Index number: AFR 38/001/2002

Mohammed Baba Ould Said (m), Bechir Ould El Hassen (m) businessperson and Mohammed Fall Oumere (m), Director, La Tribune newspaper were arrested on 12 and 13 April 2002. They are reportedly detained incommunicado at the headquarters of the Direction de la Sûreté de l’Etat, State Security Service in Nouakchott, the capital. They are at risk of ill-treatment or torture.

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