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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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