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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.
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A new treaty to deepen the link between environmental protection and human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean has the potential to reduce the conflicts that lead to the murders of so many environmental defenders in the region. 
 
 The…
Bernardo, a man in his 30s, was born in a quilombo (Afro-Brazilian) community of around 60, men, women, and children in Minas Gerais State, southeast Brazil. Bernardo told Human Rights Watch that he feels powerless against aerial spraying of pesticides. “