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Mauritania: President Should Lead Reform Process

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Click to expand Image President Mohamed Ould Ghezouani of Mauritania. © 2020 Regis Duvignau/AFP via Getty Images Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Ghezouani should lead a process to reform repressive laws that muzzle speech and act decisively to advance women’s rights as he marks his first year in office on August 1, 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. President Ghezouani made scant progress in overhauling existing repressive laws in his first year, and in June parliament adopted an overly broad Law on Combatting Manipulation of Information that stipulates fines and harsh prison sentences…

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