Special tribunal in Mauritania against slavery
· Special tribunal in Mauritania against slavery ·
Nouakchott, 4. The Government of Mauritania announced that it is setting up a special tribunal which will prosecute crimes of slavery, which are widespread in the country. President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz made this announcement in his traditional address to the country at the beginning of the year. The national press agency ANI reported this, also pointing out that only last year slavery was designated a crime carrying a sentence of up to ten years of prison. This change took place 30 years after the country - among the last in the world - officially abolished slavery.
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