Mauritanian police at the Nouakchott airport have prevented former President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz from travelling abroad, he says.
Mr. Abdelaziz was about to board an Air France flight when police officers told him he was not allowed to leave the country before seizing his passport.
He accused the “corrupt regime” of “targeting him and mistreating him”. The government has not yet responded.
The former president together with top officials who worked under him from 2008 to 2019 are being investigated over allegations of corruption and mismanagement.
Mr. Abdelaziz says he is the victim of political score-settling, and says he should enjoy immunity under the country’s constitution, according to the AFP news agency. END