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Freedom House and  the cosigned organizations urge Secretary of State John Kerry to encourage the government of Mauritania to enforce its anti-slavery laws; and seriously reconsider Mauritania’s eligibility for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). 

Freedom House joins the undersigned organizations in calling for concerted action from the UN human rights community after the conviction of three Mauritanian anti-slavery activists was upheld on appeal on August 20, 2015. 

Freedom House a publié la déclaration suivante en réponse à la confirmation de la peine de prison de deux ans contre les militants anti-esclavagistes mauritaniens.

Today, a Mauritanian court upheld the two year prison sentence against prominent anti-slavery activists Biram dah Abeid, Brahim Bilal and Djiby Sow. 

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Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2007

Freedom House released an analysis of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa showing that the region has experienced notable increases in freedom over the past generation, although more setbacks than gains were seen in 2006.

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