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Biram Dah Abeid
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 and news items on behalf of Biram Dah Abeid:
21 August 2015 - Two Years in Prison for Fighting Slavery
17 August 2015 - Free Anti-Slavery Human Rights Defender Biram Dah Abeid
For more information:
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
Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) - Statement of Biram Abeid from Prison
Menas Associates - Mauritania: Biram and six others charged
IRA-Mauritania - Naissance du Comité de Soutien de Biram Abeid