Tag: U.N. Human Rights

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

Mauritanian Slavery Abolitionists Endure Torture in Custody, Lawyers say

August 17, 2016

Thirteen anti-slavery activists on trial in Mauritania said they have been tortured during their detention, their lawyers said. The activists, on trial for "rebellion and ... Read More