Mauritania Releases Jailed ‘Blasphemy’ Blogger

Mauritania has released a blogger who drew international attention after being accused of blasphemy, his lawyer and the campaign group RSF said Tuesday.

Cheikh Ould Mohamed Ould Mkheitir, who was initially sentenced to death but then given a jail term and afterwards held under house arrest, “was released yesterday… [but] is not completely free in his movements,” his attorney Fatimata Mbaye told AFP.



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