Money Mauritania: Parliament approves the investigation report on the Abdel Aziz years

02:50  30 july  2020
02:50  30 july  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Mauritania ’s laws impose the death penalty for a range of offenses, including, under certain In August 2017, five days after voters approved the measure, authorities arrested Ghadda and In his most significant official meeting during 2018 with a Western head of state, President Abdel Aziz

Mauritanian lawmakers have set up a commission of inquiry to "shed light" on the 11 years in power of ex-president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz . The announcement

L'ancien président mauritanien Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz le 2 juillet 2018 à Nouakchott. © Ludovic MARIN / POOL / AFP Former Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on July 2, 2018 in Nouakchott.

The Mauritanian Parliament approved this Wednesday July 29 the report of the parliamentary commission of inquiry on the management of former president Mohamed Abdel Aziz between 2009 and 2019. The regime of the former president is pinned in this report of 800 pages .

The parliamentary commission of inquiry requests an additional investigation for certain facts and recommends that justice be seized to establish responsibilities.

Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is cited in acts of financial embezzlement linked to the exploitation of port infrastructure between his entourage and foreign industrial fishing companies. The former head of state is also implicated in several other cases, including the cession of state-owned land.

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Contrary to this, the Mauritanian press credited Abdel Aziz for pushing to reduce military rule from 24 to 19 Within a week, a majority of the Mauritanian parliament voted to authorise the coup, and on the 13th The president’s goals for the years to come are to strenghthen friendly relationships with

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz —or Aziz , as he is known locally—opted to silence him. In March 2017, the International Monetary Fund’s Mauritania bureau sent a memo to IMF headquarters recommending that it provide information to the Mauritanian government on the

The parliamentary investigation accuses him of having ceded an island to a foreign sovereign. The commission was able to get its hands on a note from the Qatari ambassador to Mauritania dated January 12, 2012, which reports an offer to sell this islet located in the Banc d'Arguin national park, a classified site. World Heritage by Unesco. This proposal, according to the note, was made by the former president.

Before the release of this report, the committee heard from several people including former ministers. Most said they had received instructions from Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. Only a high court of justice is empowered to judge a head of state in Mauritania. The law rehabilitating this special court was adopted by the deputies on Monday .

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