November 15, 2016

Haratin: Appeal of Imprisoned IRA-Mauritania Anti-slavery Activists

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On Monday, 14 November 2016, the appellate process against the sentencing of imprisoned anti-slavery activists began in a court in Zouerate in Northern Mauritania. On 18 August 2016, thirteen IRA-Mauritania members were sentenced to 3 to 15 years in jail following a sham trial. With the support of Amnesty International and branches of IRA in France, Belgium and Germany, defence lawyer Bah Ould M’Bareck hopes that the unjust and illegitimate sentencing which led to their detention will be overturned. UNPO follows the case closely, and updates on recent developments in this regard will be poste on our website.d

To access the article published by Al-Monitor, please click here.