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One Man's Personal Mission To End Slavery in Mauritania

Date: March 23, 2008
Author: Nora Boustany
QUOTE: Slavery has been perpetuated in Mauritania by the persistence of tradition, distorted notions of religious obligation and a reluctance by some law enforcement agents to apply the law, especially in rural areas. Slaves are unaware that they are entitled to equal rights and don't know how to seek justice, so their bondage continues, Messaoud said.

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