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Mauritania: 2 Bloggers Held for Defamation

Expand Abderrahmane Weddady and Cheikh Ould Jiddou. © Private (Tunis) – Mauritanian authorities should free two bloggers arrested on March 22, 2019, and drop all charges related to their peaceful expression, Human Rights Watch said today. The bloggers, Abderrahmane Weddady and Cheikh Ould Jiddou, are known for writing critically about Mauritania’s leaders, including about specific allegations of wrongdoing by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. Prosecutorial authorities said on the day of the arrests that they were investigating people for knowingly disseminating false news. On March 27, a…

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