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At least one person died in police custody following acts of torture. An activist was the victim of an enforced disappearance by Mauritanian police in collaboration with their Senegalese counterparts. The rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly were violated by repressive measures including internet disruption and excessive use of force. Descent-based slavery persisted in the country. UN experts reported a general culture of impunity around gender-based violence.

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