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Amnesty International Issues Statement on Release of Mauritanian Blogger Mkhaitir From Detention

Aug 05, 2019 - Targeted News Service

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...