Mauritania: ‘Appeal court must quash unfair sentences and free 13 anti-slavery activists’

Mauritania’s appeals court must quash jail terms of up to 15 years handed down to 13 anti-slavery activists and release them from prison immediately, Amnesty International has said ahead of their hearing Monday. “This is an open and shut case … Read More

Rights groups say Mauritania must release anti-slavery activists

Authorities in Mauritania must drop all charges and immediately and unconditionally release 13 anti-slavery activists arbitrarily detained in an attempt to intimidate and silence human rights defenders, Amnesty International and 16 other civil society organizations said on Monday. The activists … Read More