Anti-slavery protestors arrested in Mauritania

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Mauritanian women waiting to vote but slavery still exists in the country.

Anti-slavery protestors arrested in Mauritania


Security forces in Mauritania have reportedly arrested seven members of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist (IRA). The arrests were made following a protest organised to demand the release of the group’s leaders who were jailed for two years.

As reported by The North Africa Post, IRA’s President Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid and Vice President Brahim Ould Bilal were arrested in 2014 in an anti-slavery campaign in the south of the country. More than a dozen international huma...


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