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Mauritania: Nine anti-slavery activists held incommunicado

, Index number: AFR 38/4403/2016

Nine members of the anti-slavery organization Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement in Mauritania (IRA) have been in incommunicado detention since their arrests. They were charged on 12 July with rebellion, use of violence, attack against the police and agents of justice and membership of an unrecognised organization. They are at risk of ill-treatment while in detention.

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