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02 nov. 2018 | 00h06 UTC

Mauritania: Violent demonstration in Nouakchott October 29 /update 1

Mauritania Alerte de sécurité

Security forces violently disperse anti-slavery protest in Nouakchott October 29; further protests possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 29/10/2018, 12h00 until 30/10/2018, 11h59 (Africa/Nouakchott). COUNTRY/REGION Nouakchott

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Event

Security forces violently dispersed a demonstration organized by supporters of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA), on Monday, October 29, in Nouakchott. The demonstrations reportedly called for the release of IRA leader Biram Dah Abeid, who was arrested on August 7 on allegations of hate speech. Further such protests are likely in the near-term and related violence cannot be ruled out.

Context

Police dispersed similar IRA protests on October 1 and 8, and the group has indicated it will increase political pressure on President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz over the coming months amid rumors Aziz may run for a possible third term in 2019. Demonstrations to denounce slavery practices still in effect in the country, and violent reprisals by government security forces against anti-slavery activists, are frequent in Mauritania.

Advice

Individuals present in Mauritania are advised to monitor local media for updates and to avoid all political events and public gatherings, as violence may flare up without warning.

 

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