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Mauritania: 13 Activists against Child Trafficking Arrested

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritania, Ethnicity & Race, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Politics, Protest, Youth

Four advocacy organizations against human trafficking note that a peaceful sit-in outside the Bureau of juvenile affairs was organized [1][fr] by l’Initiative pour la Résurgence du mouvement Abolitionniste (Ira) to denounce the insufficient measures taken against child trafficking in Mauritania.  13 members of the association were arrested following the protest.