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President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani
 
 Islamic Republic of Mauritania
 
 Nouakchott, Mauritania
 
 Re: Women’s Rights and Gender-based Violence
 
 Dear President Ould Ghazouani, 
 
 Human Rights Watch is an…
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Opposition Figures Held for a Week; Internet Blocked

(Tunis) – Mauritanian authorities detained for a week without charge at least three pro-opposition public figures apparently as part of efforts to smother dissent over the outcome of a June 22 presidential election, Human Rights Watch said today.…
Mauritanian journalist Seidi Moussa Camara © Private
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Issue Passport to Author of Celebrated Prison Memoir

(Tunis) – Mauritanian authorities should issue a passport without delay to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee or explain the legal grounds for denying his right to travel, Human Rights Watch said today…
Mohamedou Ould Slahi
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Death Sentence Quashed in November 2017; Health Reported Deteriorating


 (Nairobi) – Authorities in Mauritania should promptly and safely release a blogger who remains in custody despite an appeals court’s decision one year ago, on November 9, 2017, to commute his death sentence, Amnesty International, Human Rights…
Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed.