Mauritanian blogger freed after six years

Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed Mkhaitir, a Mauritanian national arrested in January 2014 for a Facebook post has been released. This comes following years of campaigns by advocacy groups for his release.

Mohamed received a death sentence in 2014 after being charged with apostasy. Upon his appeal, his death sentence was commuted to two years in November 2017. However, he was not released in 2017 as he should have been, nor was he given access to his family or legal counsel, as there were many groups calling for his execution.