#Mauritania: anti-slavery MP Biram Dah Abeid has been released


The criminal court has decided to release anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid. His trial had begun on Monday, December 31st. He was arrested for inciting violence on 7 August after a journalist complained that he had threatened him.
Biram Dah Abeid spent the first night of 2019 with his family. The South Nouakchott Criminal Court dismissed his case file after the journalist’s complaint was withdrawn, accusing him of threatening.

Biram Dah Abeid was arrested on August 7th . The next day, he had an appointment at the Ceni to collect his nomination receipt for the parliamentary elections in September. He had been brought before the prosecutor’s office on 13 August, two days before the launch of the campaign. A chronology that reinforces the thesis of the executives of his movement IRA who argue that Biram has been the subject of political unrest since he came second in the 2014 presidential election behind the current head of state. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Biram Dah Abeid has already declared himself a presidential candidate next June. According to his supporters, his fight against exclusion and slavery disturbs power. Authorities accuse him of radicalism. The MP will now be able to continue his fight in the National Assembly


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