Blogger Faces Execution in Mauritania After Accusations of Blasphemy

Rabat – Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir, a blogger from Mauritania, is dealing with the death penalty after his article condemning nonsecular discrimination against ethnic minorities was criticized for blasphemy.

Mauritania’s Forum of Imams and Ulemas claimed Mkhaitir have to be performed according to with “the law of God.”
Reuters said on Sunday the subsequent declaration from Mauritania’s religious government, Mauritania’s Discussion board of Imams and Ulemas needs “that the competent authorities practice the regulation. Kill him and bury him in conformity with the regulation of God.”

Mkhaitir turned into arrested in 2014 following the e-book of an editorial that turned into rapidly thereafter eliminated for allegedly offending the Prophet Muhammad.

Mkhaitir has on the grounds that apologized, yet Mauritania’s Ideal Court has the final say in determining if the blogger has expressed honest regret.

BBC stated in an editorial on Monday that slavery, as well as spiritual and racial discrimination, are enormously contentious problems and products of a stringent caste gadget with deep social and racial divisions in Mauritania.

In spite of a law in 1981 banning the exercise of slavery, observers from Freedom Now and other global human rights corporations argue it’s far nevertheless extensively practiced, in particular for children born into slavery. Current prison action has categorized slavery a “crime towards humanity” in Mauritania.

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