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Mauritania: Jailed presidential candidate and anti-slavery activists must be released

Headline Title:  Mauritania: Jailed presidential candidate and anti-slavery activists must be released 15 January 2015 The Mauritanian authorities must release three activists - including a prominent opposition politician - jailed today for holding anti-slavery rallies, Amnesty International said. Police used tear gas and batons to disperse the protestors in front of the court who were demonstrating against the judgment. The court in the southern town of Rosso handed down two-year sentences to three anti-slavery activists and human rights defenders, Brahim Bilal, Djiby Sow and…

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