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Mauritania - Call for young blogger's death sentence to be quashed on appeal

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders calls for the quashing of the death sentence that a court in Nouadhibou imposed on 29-year-old blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed on 24 December after convicting him of apostasy for allegedly blaspheming against the Prophet Mohammed in a blog post. Posted on the Aqlame news website on 2 January 2014 and taken down a few minutes later, the article criticized the inequality of Mauritania's caste system, referring to the Prophet's teachings. Mohamed Cheikh Ould (...)

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