Three Nobel Prize Nominations: Moctar, Dah Abeid, Messaoud

Three Mauritanian anti-slavery and human rights defenders have been nominated for the Nobel Prize.

The nominees are Aminetou Mint Moctar, president of Femmes Chef de Famille, Biram Dah Abeid, president of IRA, and Boubacar Messaoud, president of SOS-esclaves.

IRA – USA congratulates each of these nominees and hopes that the prize is awarded to a Mauritanian human rights defender.

… perhaps the prize committee might award the prize to all Mauritanian human rights defenders as they face off against the coercive power of the military government.

This is a state that imprisons anti-slavery activists while letting self-confessed slave owners go without any punishment. These courageous activists deserve recognition and support.

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