Ambassador Harper Meets With Biram Dah Abeid
Ambassador Keith Harper, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Human Rights Council, met November 23 with anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid whose work has been critical in reducing human trafficking in Mauritania. Mr. Abeid, a lawyer, researcher, human rights activist, writer, and President of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) was recognized earlier this year by the State Department as a hero in the fight against human trafficking. He is also the recipient of a 2013 Front Line Defenders Award, and the 2013 United Nations Human Rights prize, among others.