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Mauritania: Three men sentenced to death after torture

, Index number: AFR 38/002/2010

Three members of a Mauritanian armed group have been sentenced to death for the 2007 murder of four French tourists. Mauritania has not carried out any executions since 1987. The three Mauritanian men, Sidi Ould Sidna, Maarouf Ould Haiba and Mohamed Ould Chabarnou, were sentenced to death on 25 May 2010 by the Criminal Court in the capital, Nouakchott.

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