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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Mauritania

The Secretary-General welcomes the release of human rights activists Biram Dah Abeid and Brahim Ould Bilal on 17 May in Mauritania, following a Supreme Court decision.

The Secretary-General commends efforts by the Mauritanian authorities to strengthen the rule of law and urges the judicial authorities to carefully investigate the circumstances that led to the arrests of the activists.

The Secretary-General also encourages the Mauritanian Government to pursue its efforts to promote national unity and social cohesion.

New York, 18 May 2016



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