Mauritania must immediately release jailed anti-slavery activists and human rights defenders

Index Number: AFR 38/0001/2015

On 15 January 2015, the court of Rosso, a town in southern Mauritania, sentenced three antislavery activists and human rights defenders to two years in prison for belonging to and managing an unrecognised organisation, participation in an unauthorised assembly and offenses against the
forces of law and order.

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