Mauritanian authorities must ensure "free and credible" vote

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UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson

The government of Mauritania has a responsibility to ensure that a "free, transparent and credible" voting process takes place in a constitutional referendum due to take place on Saturday.

That's the call coming from the UN human rights office (OHCHR) on Thursday, ahead of protests organized by opposition politicians, due to take place in the north-west African country's capital, Nouakchott.

Protests have been going on daily since 21 July, led by opposition leaders urging a boycott of the vote.

Alpha Diallo asked OHCHR's Ravina Shamdasani, to outline the UN's main concerns.

Duration: 2'32"

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