Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: Mauritania, February 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c567302d.html [accessed 22 September 2014]
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In March, freelance journalist Mohamed Ould Lamine Mahmoudi and two antislavery activists were detained after they interviewed a woman in southern Mauritania who claimed that she had been kept as a slave by a family in a nearby town. A local source told CPJ that the three were charged with fabricating information and tarnishing Mauritania's image. An appeals court ordered their release in April.