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Mauritania: Anti-slavery activists arbitrarily arrested: Biram Dah Abeid, Abdellahi el Housein Mesoud

, Index number: AFR 38/9046/2018

Two members of the anti-slavery organization Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) were arbitrarily arrested on 7 August in Nouakchott, west Mauritania. Biram Dah Abeid, IRA president and candidate to the September parliamentarian elections, and Abdellahi el Housein Mesoud have been charged and denied access to legal representation.

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