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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

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

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.