CPJ calls on Mauritania government to release blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed
February 20, 2019 12:55 PM ET
CPJ calls on Mohamedoun Daddah, Mauritania's ambassador to the United States, to meet to discuss the wrongful imprisonment of blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, who was scheduled to be released in late 2017.
Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, a blogger and freelance journalist, was sentenced to death on apostasy charges on December 24, 2014, according to news reports. He was arrested almost a year earlier, on January 2, 2014, at his home in the...
New York, November 20, 2017--Mauritanian authorities on November 16 approved an amendment to the country's penal code that could allow courts to retroactively retry freelance blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, who was convicted of blasphemy in 2014, and potentially...
CPJ calls on Mauritania to release blogger who faces death penalty
November 11, 2016 9:10 PM ET
In a joint letter, CPJ calls on Mauritania's President to help secure the release of blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, also known as Mohamed Ould M'Kaitir. Mauritania's Supreme Court is due to review Mohamed's case on November 15. The blogger faces the death penalty.
Mauritanian appeals court upholds death sentence for blogger
April 21, 2016 5:39 PM ET
New York, April 21, 2016-- An appeals court in Nouadhibou today upheld the death sentence for Mauritanian blogger and freelance journalist Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed, who was convicted of apostasy in 2014 for an article he wrote, according to news...
In Mauritania, blogger sentenced to death for apostasy
December 26, 2014 2:06 PM ET
New York, December 26, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the death sentence handed down Wednesday to Mauritanian blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed on apostasy charges in connection to an article he published a year ago....
Mauritania journalist held in connection with critical article
January 21, 2014 3:26 PM ET
New York, January 21, 2014--Authorities in Mauritania should drop charges against a journalist who has been detained since January 2, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed has been held in connection with an article he...