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Incident on 11 February 2012 Download as CSV Print this page

Location: Campus of the university of Nouakchott, Nouakchott

Country: Mauritania

Violation types: Unnecessary and excessive use of force

Perpetrator classifications: Military National Guard Police


This incident took place in Campus of the university of Nouakchott, Nouakchott, Mauritania


According to Amnesty International: "Information gathered by Amnesty International indicates that security forces have used unnecessary and excessive force while arresting students during demonstrations, alleged Islamists and people arrested for common law offences. [...] A law student was arrested twice in February 2012 at the University of Nouakchott for taking part in a demonstration protesting discriminatory practices against black Mauritanians during a census[...] He was arrested again nine days later at 1am. Security forces hit him while he was lying on the ground and had his hands handcuffed and his feet bound together."