Biram Dah Abeid

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Struggling to End Slavery in Mauritania

Biram Dah Abeid is a Mauritanian human rights defender and President of the anti-slavery NGO Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement in Mauritania (IRA). He is targeted by the authorities because of his work and criticism of the seeming lack of effort by the government to end slavery and trafficking.

Biram Dah Abeid was the recipient of the 2013 Front Line Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk.

Front Line Defenders has issued these appeals on behalf of Biram Dah Abeid:

18 June 2013 - 2013 Front Line Defenders Award Recipient Biram Dah Abeid Returns Home to Rapturous Welcome.

3 May 2013 - Anti Slavery campaigner from Mauritania, Biram Dah Abeid, receives 2013 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk from President of Ireland

11 March 2013 - Beating and arbitrary arrest of human rights defenders and members of Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA)

28 January 2013 - Human rights defenders from Iran, Cambodia, Kenya, Uzbekistan, Colombia and Mauritania shortlisted for 2013 Front Line Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk

5 September 2012 - Update: Human rights defender Biram Dah Abeid and six of his colleagues released on bail

3 September 2012 - Deteriorating health of arbitrarily detained human rights defender Biram Dah Abeid

26 June 2012 - Mauritania-UPDATE: Trial of human rights defender Mr Biram Dah Abeid scheduled to open on 27 June

18 May 2012 - Mauritania: Whereabouts of human rights defender Biram Dah Abeid remains unknown two weeks after his arrest

7 January 2011 - Mauritania: UPDATE - Biram Dah Abeid and five other anti-slavery activists sentenced

17 December 2010 - Mauritania – Arrest of human rights defender Biram Dah Abeid and eight more activists

For more information:

Slate - A Modern Day Abolitionist on Fighting Slave Power

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) - EU Urged to Act in Support of Nonviolent Anti-Slavery Activists in Mauritania

osservatorio internazionale - La schiavitù in Mauritania - Intervista a Biram Dah Abeid

AgoraVox - Arrestato Biram Dah Abeid, leader del Movimento abolizionista contro la schiavitù in Mauritania

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) - Statement of Biram Abeid from Prison

Menas Associates - Mauritania: Biram and six others charged

Anti-Slavery - Three Anti-Slavery Protesters Jailed in Mauritania. Sentences 'Racist' Say Activists

IRA-Mauritania - Naissance du Comité de Soutien de Biram Abeid