December 4, 2020

US: ICE is deporting Mauritanians back to modern-day slavery

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From Freedom United The West African nation of Mauritania has tens of thousands of citizens trapped chattel slavery, with darker-skinned Mauritanians being treated as the property of their lighter-skinned Arab and Berber countrymen. It is for this reason that undocumented black Mauritanians were rarely deported from the United States in the past — sending them […]

Can you help free Biram again?

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By Joanna Ewart-James, From Freedom United Unbelievably, anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid has been remanded in prison, arrested on the same day he was planning to submit his candidature for the upcoming Mauritanian elections.[1] Add your name to help free Biram! Biram, president of anti-slavery organization the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement, was taken […]

Mauritanian activists freed!

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By Joanna Ewart-James, From Freedom United We’re celebrating! Mauritanian anti-slavery activists, Mr. Moussa Biram and Mr. Abdellahi Matallah Saleck, were released from prison last week after serving two years in a remote Saharan prison. Our partners, anti-slavery organisation IRA Mauritania have a message for us: “Thank you for your efforts. Your commitment certainly contributed towards […]

Solidarity with Abdellahi and Moussa

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From Freedom United Yesterday marked 365 long, brutal days since our friends Moussa Bilal Biram and Abdellahi Matalla Saleck were transferred to a remote and unsafe region of Mauritania – to a prison well-known for housing violent death row inmates – called Bir Moghrein. Today, on International Human Solidarity Day, we take a moment to […]