Tag: anti-slavery

Members of Mauritania’s Largest Slave Abolitionist Group to Run for Elections

June 1, 2018

After years of fighting for their rights despite crackdown and imprisonment, members of Mauritania’s leading anti-slavery NGO, the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) are ... Read More

U.N. Officials Slam Mauritania for Stifling Anti-Slavery Activists

October 28, 2016

U.N. human rights officials condemned the systematic oppression endured by anti-slavery activists in Mauritania who have been handed a 15-year jail sentence. "The (Mauritanian) government ... Read More

US Condemns Imprisonment, Torture of Anti-slavery Activists in Mauritania

August 23, 2016

The United States has recently condemned in strong terms the imprisonment and the torture endured by anti-slavery activists in Mauritania. The US condemnation came after ... Read More

Mauritania: NGOs demand release of anti-slavery activists

November 12, 2015

A group of 17 NGOs including Amnesty International Wednesday called for the immediate release of two Mauritanian anti-slavery activists arrested one year ago and handed ... Read More

Mauritania Tightens Anti-slavery law

August 18, 2015

Mauritanian Parliament has passed a new anti-slavery law which criminalizes "10 forms of slavery", including forced marriage and other controversial social practices such as handing ... Read More