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November 11, 2016 - Updated on November 15, 2016

Open letter to President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Reporters Withour Borders, the Committe to Protect journalists, Pen America and Freedom Now write to President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to ask for the release of blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed. Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed has been sentenced to death for an article published on the newswebsite Aqlame in Décember 2013 , which criticized Mauritania’s caste system. His appeal for forgiveness has not yet been heard.

Joel Simon
Executive Director
Committee to Protect Journalists


Christophe
Deloire

Secretary General

Reporters Without Borders



Karin D.
Karlekar

Director of Free Expression At Risk Program

Pen America


Maran
Turner

Executive Director

Freedom Now