Amnesty International Issues Statement on Release of Mauritanian Blogger Mkhaitir From Detention
Amnesty International issued the following statement:
Following the release of Mauritanian blogger Mohamed Mkhaitir, who was sentenced to death and held in arbitrary detention for more than five years after publishing a blog on caste discrimination, Amnesty International's Campaigner Kine Fatim Diop said:
"Mkhaitir's long-awaited release is a welcome development. He spent more than five years behind bars, mostly in solitary confinement. Mkhaitir should never have been arrested in the...