Saudi Grand Mosque Affair: IRA Members Sentenced to Jail Time

Brahim Jiddou, Yacoub Inalla, and Sabar Houssein were sentenced on March 19, 2015 for their protests in October of 2014 against a sermon by the imam of the Saudi Grand Mosque of Nouakchott.

Their arrest was precipitated by the Mufti’s attack ob Biram Dah Abeid, including calling for the murder of Biram and denouncing the members of IRA as apostates and enemies of Mauritania.

Jiddou was sentenced to six months, Sabar Houssein received a seven month sentence, and Yacoub Inalla received a five month sentence.

The imam’s testimony was submitted via affidavit, not personal testimony.

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