Mauritania Pubs implicated Ex-president From Leaving Nation

He and 11 other figures from his former regime have actually been billed for presumed corruption, cash laundering as well as illicit enrichment, dating from the moment when he was in power.

Mauritania’s ex-president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who encounters a test for supposed corruption, said on Thursday that he had actually been prevented from travelling abroad.

He went to the airport terminal to take a trip on Wednesday yet “was avoided from doing so by the political authorities, which claimed it had gotten instructions”, he said on Facebook.

The police acted “although I am exempt to any type of judicial controls or any other procedure that might forbid me to take a trip”, he added.

Abdel Aziz, that pertained to power in a coup in 2008, stepped down in 2019 after 2 presidential terms as well as was prospered by a former basic, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani.

He as well as 11 other figures from his former regimen have been charged for suspected corruption, money laundering and also illegal enrichment, dating from the moment when he was in power.

Their trial results from start on January 25, according to a judicial source.

” Just 2 days earlier, a person who got on the same checklist as me had the ability to travel,” Abdel Aziz said in a video uploaded on his Facebook page.

” It appears that I am being distinguished for ill-treatment by this deceitful system, which is leading the nation to disaster.”

An elderly gendarmerie official, speaking on condition of anonymity, claimed Abdel Aziz’s passport was likewise seized on Wednesday.

Government representative Nany Ould Chrougha previously Wednesday had told press reporters that Abdel Aziz’s behavior intended to influence the situation versus him.

The questions right into Abdel Aziz started quickly after he left office, starting with a parliamentary investigation launched in August 2020.

The probe focused on Mauritania’s oil profits throughout his presidency, the sale of state properties, the winding up of a public business in charge of food materials as well as the activities of a Chinese angling company.

Abdel Aziz was butted in March 2021. He was put in custody three months later for purportedly breaching bail as well as disturbing public order, but was released in January 2022 for health factors.

Fellow defendants in case consist of among his sons-in-law, two previous head of states and also a number of ex-ministers and also business owners.

Abdel Aziz says he is the sufferer of score-settling by competitors. He says that he has immunity from prosecution under the constitution.

Last Updated:  5 January 2023