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Anti-Slavery Activists Detained in Mauritania

Human rights groups are calling on Mauritania to release nearly a dozen anti-slavery activists arrested during the past month. Modern day slavery persists in the West Africa country and may affect more than 35 million people globally. Such slavery comes in many forms - including child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking.   It is big business. The International Labor Organization estimates it generates in excess of $150 billion in illegal profits annually. Mauritania...

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