Court orders Mauritanian web editor’s retrial

The editor of Taqadoumy website Hanevy Ould Dehah remains in detention after a  Supreme Court decision to retry him  on a charge of  ‘offending public decency’, a crime for which he has already served a six-month sentence.  Commenting on his original trial Reporters Without Borders  said “The sole aim of this disproportionate sentence is to restore the reputation of Ibrahima Moctar Sarr, a politician whose financial dealings Dehah examined.”

Mauritania: website editor imprisoned

Hanevey Ould Dehah, editor of the website Taqadoumy has been convicted on a charge of “offending public decency” and given a six month prison sentence after he questioned politician, Ibrahima Moctar Sarr’s financial dealings. Dehah was also fined 30 000 ouguiyas and ordered to pay 21 000 ouguiyas in legal costs. He is set to appeal the verdict. Read more here