Mauritania ALERT: Police detains reporter for several hours

Mohammed Ould Abdel Latif, a reporter of privately-owned El Hayat, an Arabic daily newspaper , was detained by the Mauritanian police for several hours before being released without charge.

Latif’s was investigating a tax collection exercise by the Arafat Municipal Authorities in Nouakchott, the capital, and was interviewing traders in the municipality about the involvement of the police in the exercise when he was arrested by the police.

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