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Mauritania: Further information on Fear for safety / ill-treatment

, Index number: AFR 38/006/2000

Eight female opposition members, Marième Mint Saiga, UFD/EN women coordinator in Almina, Benina Mint Chedad, UFD/EN women coordinator in Riadh, and six other female UFD/EN members, who had been arrested by the police, have been released. However, five male opposition leaders are still detained incommunicado, and another opposition supporter, Mohamed Mounir, has been arrested. Amnesty International is concerned for their safety.

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