Message to one diktator re another

Monday, 21 February 2011

The Libyan Slave Revolt...But What about Mauretania???

 One of the most vile and decrepit slave states on earth is teetering. As I write this, thousands of Libyans are joining the uprising against the Gaddafi regime. They are now pouring into the streets of Tripoli. The people have seized Benghazi and several other eastern towns. The regime continues to slaughter civilians, using mercenaries and helicopter gunships. Libyan diplomats are jumping ship. The tyrant’s annointed heirs are vowing to fight to the last bullet. The free world stands by and watches. From here.

Nothing compared to THIS:

Slave owner, rights activists convicted in Mauritania

The recent convictions of three activists and a slave owner revived an old debate about persisting slavery practices in Mauritania.
By Mohamed Yahya Ould Abdel Wedoud in Nouakchott for Magharebia – 18/01/11

[Mohamed Wedoud] Anti-slavery activist Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid (R) was sentenced to six months in prison for allegedly taking part in unauthorised rally.
A Nouakchott court on Sunday (January 16th) sentenced Oumoulmoumnine Mint Bakar Vall to six months in prison for enslaving two girls, ages 10 and 14, in the city's Arafat neighbourhood.
Last week, three human rights activists were handed down six month sentences for taking part in an unauthorised rally over the case.
The verdict against the rights defenders, including Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) head Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, was based on charges of assembling and disturbing the public peace, as well as using violence against police officers.
Ould Abeid recounted the incident before the court, claiming that what happened was an attempt to fabricate a story against the activists. According to the IRA head, they did not assemble but went to the administrative authorities, as activists usually do in slavery-related cases.s
"ABEID" is the Arabic word for Black person and slave: it means both!!
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