Mauritania – Trial of the IRA activists (November 22, 2016)

The decision by the Mauritanian justice system on November 8 in the appeal hearings of the activists from the NGO Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) contributes toward easing tensions.

We will continue to pay close attention to the outcome of the proceedings and the situation of those who remain in detention.

France urges all parties to engage in dialogue. It reaffirms its attachment to the full respect of the freedoms of expression, association and peaceful demonstration.