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An interview with recently imprisoned Mauritanian anti-slavery activist

An interview with recently imprisoned Mauritanian anti-slavery activist

On 11 November 2014, Biram Dab Abeid was beaten and arrested for his participation in an anti-slavery protest and remains imprisoned today. Freedom House interviewed Biram in December 2013. He discussed the dire situation surrounding slavery in Mauritania, which has the highest incidence of slavery in the world.

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