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This campaign of arrests orchestrated by the government is an attempt to stifle the work and tarnish the reputation of anti-slavery organizations in Mauritania.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the arrest and disappearance of six anti-slavery activists in Mauritania.

Mauritania’s Supreme Court released two renown anti-slavery activists from prison on May 17. 

Freedom House marks the one year anniversary of the sentencing of anti-slavery activists Biram dah Abeid and Brahim Bilal. 


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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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