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When Will Impunity End for Slave Traders in Mauritania ?

Written by Abdoulaye BahTranslated by Lova Rakotomalala On 30 April 2014 @ 15:55 pm | 1 Comment

In Citizen Media, Education, Ethnicity & Race, French, Governance, History, Human Rights, Indigenous, Law, Mauritania, Protest, Quick Reads, Sub-Saharan Africa

A protest coordinated by several Mauritanian civil society organizations and political parties was held on April 29, 2014 in Nouakchott. The protest was initiatied by members of Haratin tribe [1] who demand more rights and the enforcement of existing laws. This protest marks the first anniversary of the Haratin Manifesto [2] [fr].  The Adrar Info website published a photo report of the protest signs that were displayed during the march [3] [fr] : 

On April 29, thousands of Mauritanian responded to the march organized by the initiator of the “Manifesto for the political, economic and social rights of Haratin tribe.” The march began at the new YMCA in Nouakchott at 6 PM and ended near the Ibn Abbas mosque. Some protests signs were displayed by demonstrators who were also draped with national flags : 
“The land belongs to those who work it”, “No to the ongoing exclusion..” “when will the impunity end for the perpetrators of slave trading ?” “We want quantitative and qualitative studies that evaluate slavery [in Mauritania]” 

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[1] Haratin tribe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haratin

[2] Haratin Manifesto: http://www.cridem.org/C_Info.php?article=655686

[3] photo report of the protest signs that were displayed during the march: http://adrar-info.net/?p=24566

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