Press Releases

The Arbitrary Arrest of former Colonel Omar O. Beibacar

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 10:01

At the MHRW, we followed very closely the dossier of “Salafi Prisoners” and its recent development. The last episode of which was the hunger strike of 20 inmates on Wednesday afternoon, November 11, 2015 to protest the use of coercive force to subdue the prisoner Saleh O. Mohamed O. Ely.

On the Release of Mr. Ahmed O. Abdel Aziz

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 09:58

In the last few months, we followed closely, with his legal counselor, the dossier of the Guantanamo prisoner Mr. Ahmed O. Abdel Aziz. His case was fortunately settled at last with his recent release from detention followed by his return to Mauritania on Oct. 29 2015.

On the arbitrary detention of members of the organization: “A Bleeding Country”

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 09:58

Following the recent outbreak of an epidemic of hemorrhagic fever (dengue fever etc.), a group of young people under the slogan “A bleeding country” organized a sit-in in front of the Ministry of Health in order to highlight the seriousness of the situation. Their sit-in was subsequently broken up by the police and they were dispersed and harshly beaten.

Nouakchott Central Prison: A school for Criminals

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 09:56

The Mauritanian Human Rights Watch visited the Central Prison of Nouakchott to enquire about the situation of the prisoners and detainees. We spoke to two prisoners: Messrs. Ahmed O. Hadrami and Mohamed Lemine O. Mbale. They said that, despite some improvement in the conditions of their incarceration, after the detention of guards (by inmates??), there is much improvement that needs to be made.

The deteriorating situation of human rights in Mauritania

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 01:38

Recent months have witnessed a sharp decline in human rights and public liberties in Mauritania. The arrest of the “February 25th Movement” activists, while exercising their right to peaceful demonstration (they have been subjected to abuse and torture in police stations), the repeated assault on the Mauritanian journalist Hanevy O.