Abdallahi Matalaa Seck on the left and Moussa Ould Bilal Biram on the right have been in prison for more than 555 days. The government plans to keep them there for another 555 days.
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Slavery used to happen in many countries. It took many years for people to realize how wrong it is to own other people, just like you would own a coat, or a sled, or a dog.
Sadly, slavery still happens in the African country of Mauritania even though it is against the law. Whole families still belong to their masters and are forced to serve their owners all their lives.
Two of the people in Mauritania who think that is wrong are in prison for campaigning against slavery. Their names are Abdallahi Matalaa Seck and Moussa Biram. Both were born free but their ancestors were slaves.
Abdallahi and Moussa always used peaceful activities to tell others how wrong slavery is and how everyone should be treated equally. Amnesty International thinks it is wrong to put anyone in prison who acts in a peaceful way.