Slavery/Human Trafficking

Oct 15, 2018

Open Letter Addressing Minister of Justice of Mauritania, Ahead of the Hearing of Biram Dah Abeid

The UNPO joins Freedom United and other organisations to send an open letter to the Minister of Justice of Mauritania, Dia Moctar Malal, ahead of the hearing of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid. The president of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA), Mr Abeid, was arrested on 7 August 2018, a day before the deadline to register to run in the past September 2018 Mauritanian...

Oct 15, 2018

Open Letter Addressing Minister of Justice of...

The UNPO joins Freedom United and other organisations to send an open letter to the Minister of Justice of Mauritania, Dia Moctar Malal, ahead of the hearing of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid. The...

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Sep 18, 2018

The UNPO’s Extraordinary General Assembly Adopts...

On 15 September 2018, a representative of the Initiative for the Resurgence of Abolitionism in Mauritania (IRA-Mauritania) to the UNPO General Assembly, Mr Mohameden Dah, raised awareness of the gross...

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Sep 07, 2018

Haratin: Anti-Slavery Activist Biram Dah Abeid...

Biram Dah Abeid, a Mauritanian anti-slavery activist, has been imprisoned under false charges since August 2018. His work to advocate for Mauritania’s Haratin minority, up to half of whom live in...

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Aug 07, 2018

UPDATED: Anti-Slavery Activist Biram Dah Abeid...

In the early morning of Tuesday, 7 August 2018, Mauritanian police took internationally recognized anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid into custody. Being the leader of the Initiative for the Resurgence...

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Jul 25, 2018

Briefing at US Congress Raises Awareness for Persistence...

On 24 July 2018, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in cooperation with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, organised a briefing entitled “Freedom from Tradition: The...

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Jul 24, 2018

Briefing: The Struggle for the Eradication of...

On 24 July 2018, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), in cooperation with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, will host a briefing on the issue of modern-day slavery in the Sahel....

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Jul 20, 2018

Haratin: Two Anti-Slavery Activists Released by...

UNPO welcomes the release of Abdellahi Matalla Saleck and Moussa Bilal Biram on Thursday 12 July 2018. Both were part of UNPO Member the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA)...

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Jun 29, 2018

UNPO and IRA Submit Joint Report for CAT Review...

On Friday 23 June 2018, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the Initiative De Resurgence Du Mouvement Abolitionniste En Mauritanie (IRA) submitted a joint report on the occasion...

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