Mauritania’s ex-president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is facing problems for apparent lawlessness, declared on Thursday he had been barred from travelling outside.
He went to the airport to travel on Wednesday but “was stopped from accomplishing by the political police, who declared they had received instructions”, he stated on Facebook.
The police worked “while I am not subject to any judicial examination or any other measure that could bar me from moving outside the country”, he added.
Abdel Aziz, who came to control in a coup in 2008, left control in 2019 after two presidential periods and was replaced by an ex-general, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani.
Ould Abdel Aziz and 11 others from his ex-administration have been indicted on suspicion of criminality, money laundering and illegal enrichment, dating back to when he was in control. and a senior gendarmerie official, talking in a situation of obscurity, said Abdel Aziz’s passport was also seized.
Earlier, government spokesman Nany Ould Chrougha informed journalists that Abdel Aziz’s manners were sought at influencing his case.