Supreme Court Appeal in Mauritania: Effort to Up-End Two Year Prison Term

The lawyers’ collective for the defense of Biram Dah Abeid, Djiby Sow and Brahim Bilal Ramdhane today announced in a press conference that they would appeal the recent ruling that upheld the two year prison sentence for these three men.

These anti-slavery activists were sentenced for resisting public order in an anti-slavery demonstration on November 11, 2014.

Mauritania has never sentenced a slave owner, not even confessed slave owners, to two years in prison.

The press conference was held at the Association Femmes Chef de Famille (AFCF) of which nominee for the Nobel peace prize, Aminetou Moctar is the president.

Biram Dah Abeid, president of IRA, is also a nominee.




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