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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 […]

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Mauritania Campaign

Widespread Slavery in Mauritania   The American Anti-Slavery Group was optimistic in 2007 when the government of Mauritania, under years of pressure from us and other organizations, declared an end to slavery.  However, it now […]

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Move To Outlaw Slavery and Forced Labour In UK

MOVE TO OUTLAW SLAVERY AND FORCED LABOUR IN UKJuly 08, 2009Law Central, timesonlinehttp://timesonline.typepad.com/law/2009/07/move-to-outlaw-slavery-and-forced-labour-in-uk.html Servitude and forced labour would becomes offences in the UK under an amendment to the Coroners and Justice Bill to be debated […]

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Brazil Frees 28,000 From Slave Labor

BRAZIL FREES 28,000 FROM SLAVE LABORAuthor: Prensa LatinaPeople’s Weekly World Newspaper, 07/01/09 08:25http://www.pww.org/article/articleview/16204/ More than 28,000 Brazilians have been rescued from conditions of modern slavery since 2003, according to figures of the Department of Work […]