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Friday, November 15, 2013

Despite government denials, slavery has hold on Mauritania

Noura Mint Mourada, 18, was enslaved to a family at the age of 4. Authorities in Boutilimit briefly detained several in the family accused of enslaving her, but the prosecutor released them, saying there was no evidence of a crime, activists said.