Sentenced to death for a blog post, Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir is in prison in Nouadhibou, Mauritania.
Read about Mkhaitir’s arrest and massive demonstrations against him because he published a blog post criticizing the caste system and discrimination against lower castes in Mauritania.
Read about the intimidation of Mkhaitir’s lawyers, and how several were forced to resign from the case because of threats against them, against their families and against their businesses. (Please note: this article is in French. If it is translated and published in English we will post that link).
Alice Bullard, CEO of IRA – USA, is Mkhaitir’s pro bono international attorney.
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