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In the UN that Inner City Press is banned from, 477 days and counting, by SG @AntonioGuterres, the @UN_Spokesperson is holding a noon briefing in nearly empty room; has not answered written Press Qs on UN rapes, #Honduras, #Halkbank, nothing - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @jehu_cronicas @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press asked: on US v Hernandez verdict what are UNSG @AntonioGuterres' comments on the protests "for the departure" of JOH provide the report by Marcie Mersky, Ana Catalina Soberanis, Mirna Cuenta & Javier Cabreja which ICP askd of 8 Feb 2018
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @jehu_cronicas @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @SomosAnticorrup @hondurassol @molinafm Inner City Press asked what are the comments and actions if any of the SG on Turkey putting Attila convicted of violations while a manager at #Halkbank in charge of the Istanbul Bourse? On Halkbank dodging legal process of SDNY by saying it has no lawyer in US?
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Meet #Mauritania, to be elected tomorrow to the U.N. Human Rights Council:

Population: 3.4 million
Enslaved population: 340,000 to 680,000 (10%-20%)
Year slavery was abolished: 1981
Year slavery became a crime: 2007
Convictions against slave owners: One
@UNHumanRights .@CNN: “An estimated 10% to 20% of Mauritania’s 3.4 million people are enslaved — in 'real slavery,' according to the UN special rapporteur on slavery. The country is slavery’s last stronghold.”…
@UNHumanRights @CNN "Human bondage is a moral outrage. All decent people should see its victims as their own brothers, sisters, and children, and act to rescue them. It is time for human rights groups to focus on freeing Africa’s slaves."

@DrCharlesJacobs in @FDRLST…
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I'm in #Mauritania's capital #Nouakchott for @MiddleEastEye to report on tomorrow's presidential election, which is likely to lead to the first ever peaceful transition of power since the country gained independence from #France in 1960. (Thread)
Mock Bedouin tents with singers extolling the virtues of contenders long into the night have been pitched up along the palm-lined streets of the city centre, as the desert pays a visit to downtown Nouakchott.
At a traditional tent gathering in the Sahara, voters backed frontrunner Mohamed Ould #Ghazouani, a former army chief who has the blessing of current president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Most there were Arab-Berbers which make up just 30% but dominate politically and economically.
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#235 Nov 30 2017
Where is BO?
What is the purpose?
Who fired?
11/24/17 Interpol Raid…


12/01/17 Xi tells Obama he wants to expand US ties…
05/20/17 China works toward helping #Mauritania industrialize, expand exports: Chinese FM…
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1. Hilo sobre el extrañísimo combo Sharia, Feminismo, Diversidad Sexual y Derechos Humanos:


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THREAD: The US @StateDept released its annual #ReligiousFreedom report today. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, here's where #LGBT issues come up in this year's reports.
#LGBT issues feature in this year's reports on Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, the Maldives, Mauritania, New Zealand, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sudan, Syria & Turkey. (And I probably missed others.)
The report on #Australia stays pretty neutral in its discussion of the legalization of same-sex marriage and subsequent push for religious exemptions under Australian law.…
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