Mauritania lifts death sentence, releases anti-slavery blogger

Mauritania lifts death sentence, releases anti-slavery blogger

Mauritanian blogger Mohammed Ould Mkhaitir is now free, after an appeals court reviewed and overturned a death sentence imposed for publishing a 2014 article that challenged the use of religion to support social injustice. Mkhaitir was arrested almost four years ago after sharing his critical views on the way Islam…

Mauritanian blogger faces final verdict in death penalty case

The Supreme Court of Mauritania is expected to convene Tuesday to render a final verdict in the death penalty case of blogger Mohammed Shaikh Ould, also known as Mohammed Ould Mkhaitir. The case has drawn international attention to the Islamic Republic, where Mkhaitir was arrested in 2014 on blasphemy charges…