January 15, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
Amnesty International (AI) called Thursday for the release of three anti-slavery activists who were jailed in Mauritania. One of the jailed activists is prominent opposition politician Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, who was the runner-up in June's presidential elections. The former presidential ...[read more]
September 10, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
The trial for Saif al-Islam, one of Muammar Gaddafi's sons, will be postponed for five months so the prosecution can obtain evidence from Libya's former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, government officials announced on Sunday. Al-Senussi was extradited to Libya from Mauritania last ...[read more]
September 5, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
Mauritanian authorities extradited former Libyan chief of intelligence Abdullah al-Senussi to Libya on Wednesday according to Mauritania state news agencies. Al-Senussi was arrested in Mauritania in March, and Libya is now seeking to try al-Senussi for crimes he purportedly committed while serving ...[read more]
July 10, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A senior adviser to al Qaeda was released over the weekend from a detention facility in Mauritania, his brother Sidi Ould Walid reported on Monday. Abu Hafs al-Mauritani, whose full given name is Mahfouz Ould al-Walid, had been in custody under Iranian authority before being extradited to ...[read more]
May 22, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Former Libyan chief of intelligence Abdullah al-Senussi will face charges of illegally entering the country of Mauritania, an anonymous source told Reuters on Monday. Al-Senussi, who served under Muammar Gaddafi, was arrested in Mauritania in March. A trial in the country will delay other ...[read more]
March 17, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
Mauritania announced on Saturday that they have arrested former Libyan chief of intelligence Abdullah al-Senussi, who served under Muammar Gaddafi. Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC), the International Criminal Court (ICC) and France have all requested custody of al-Senussi. The ICC ...[read more]
June 17, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
The US State Department (DOS) on Tuesday added Chad, Eritrea, Malaysia, Niger, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe to its list of countries with the worst human trafficking records in the Trafficking in Persons Report 2009. The countries join Burma, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, Kuwait, Mauritania, Niger, North Korea, ...[read more]
December 22, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
The deposed president of Mauritania Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi was freed from house arrest Sunday, according to Mauritanian officials. Abdallahi was picked up by military forces early Sunday at his home in Lemden and was taken to the capital Nouakchott where he was released. Abdallahi had been ...[read more]
September 3, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
The Mauritanian Parliament has elected eight of its members to a High Court set to try deposed President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi on corruption charges. Legislators chose four National Assembly members and four senators by secret ballot during a public session on Tuesday. The US State ...[read more]
August 12, 2008
by Abigail Salisbury
The newly-formed state council of the military group which overthrew the government of Mauritania last week passed a law on Tuesday conferring on its leader, Gen. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, all the powers of deposed President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi. On Monday, the group released Prime ...[read more]

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