Mauritania: Prosecutor seeks 20 years for former president Aziz

Sudan Events – Sumaya Sayed

Aziz has been on trial since January 25 for allegedly abusing his power in order to amass wealth when he ruled the Sahelian nation from 2008 to 2019.
Prosecutor Ahmed Ould Moustapha said, “All elements in the hands of the courts proved that a crime has been committed”. He called for the former leader’s assets to be confiscated.
Earlier this month, his lawyers claimed that the court refused to process the requests of his defense and to call witnesses on Aziz’s behalf.
The prosecutor’s closing arguments lasted about three hours and saw him request sentences of 10 years in prison against the two former prime ministers and two ministers, as well as the confiscation of their property.

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