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Mauritanian Anti-slavery Leader Jailed Over November Protest

The losing candidate in Mauritania's presidential election was jailed for two years on Thursday along with two other people who had organized a march against slavery, their defense lawyer said. Police used tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who had gathered outside the courtroom, in the southern town of Rosso, local sources said. Biram Ould Abeid, a prominent anti-slavery activist who came second in last year's election, was arrested during a march in November. His...

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