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Mauritania Anti-Slavery Activists Appeal Conviction

A group of Mauritanian anti-slavery activists who were sentenced to up to 15 years in prison are appealing, but fear a system they believe is rigged against them. On August 19, a tribunal in the capital city of Nouakchott found 13 members of the group Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) guilty of charges including being part of an unauthorized organization and inciting attacks against authority. The charges stem from riots near the capital where police tried to evict...

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