U. S. Embassy Responds to Release of Human Rights Activist

We welcome the humanitarian decision by the government of Mauritania to grant the provisional release of Djby Sow, President of the civil society organization ‘Kawtal Ngam Yelitare,’ on medical grounds.  We await a decision on the appeal of the legal proceedings against Djiby Sow and his fellow prisoners, Mr.Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, President of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA), and IRA Vice President Mr. Brahim Bilal Ramdhane.