Magharebia (Washington DC)

27 December 2012

Mauritania Frees Former Human Rights Chief

A Mauritanian court on Wednesday (December 26th) ordered the release on bail of former human rights commissioner Mohamed Lemine Ould Dadda, Mauritanie-web reported.

The former head of Mauritanian NGO SOS Esclaves received a three-year prison sentence for embezzlement in 2011 and was ordered to repay 6 million ouguiyas (over 200,000 euros).

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