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Mauritania Press Release

US Press ReleaseApril 12, 2009 The United States Embassy Nouakchott expresses deep concern for the ruling military junta’s lack of respect for civil liberties since the August 6, 2008 coup d’état.  Recent examples include the […]

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TIP 2009

MAURITANIA (Tier 3) Mauritania is a source and destination country for children trafficked for forced labor and sexual exploitation. Slavery-related practices, rooted in ancestral master-slave relationships, continue to exist in isolated parts of the country. […]

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Bought And Sold

BOUGHT AND SOLDOP-ED New York Times, July 13, 1994by Charles Jacobs and Mohamed Athie Last month, Amnesty International’s American branch decided it was time to abolish slavery. Presented with evidence of human bondage in North […]