(AFP) – Aug 22, 2008
NOUAKCHOTT (AFP) — Ousted Mauritanian prime minister Yahya Ould Ahmed Waghf is to be kept under house arrest in his home village, a member of his former government told AFP Friday.
The arrest of Ould Ahmed Waghf, who was re-arrested Thursday by the military junta which seized power on August 6, and the fact that he was being brought back to his home village was also confirmed by a source close to the junta.
"His contact with the outside will probably be limited but not banned. The authorities want to reign in his activism," Yahya Ould Kebd, minister of decentralisation in the ousted government said.
Ould Kebd, like the prime minister has condemned the coup which ousted Mauritania's first democratically elected president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi. The ousted president is also still under house arrest at a villa in Nouakchott.
Ould Waghf was "en route for Achram, his home village" 500 kilometres (310 miles) east of the capital, said Ould Kebd.
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