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Mauritania: Free Activists Held on Blasphemy Charges Detained for 8 Months

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by danieldemol, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. danieldemol

    danieldemol Well-Known Member
    Premium Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Baha'i inspired liberal
    'Update: The Nouakchott West Criminal Court on October 20, 2020, found all five detained men guilty of “violating the sanctity of God” based on Article 306 of Mauritania’s Penal Code and sentenced them to between six and eight month prison terms, and fines of 2,000 Ouguiya (US$53) and 15,000 (about $400). The two men sentenced to six months were released due to time already served, and the three sentenced to eight months will be released on October 26, 2020. The court sentenced in absentia the remaining three men to prison terms of six months and one year and ordered them to pay fines....

    The five defendants in detention since February 26 are Ahmed Mohamed Moctar, 38, Othman Mohamed Lahbib, 25, Mohamed Abdelrahman Mohamed, 58, Mohamed Ould Hida, 41, and Mohamed Fal Ishaq, 41. One other defendant was provisionally released and two are abroad.'

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  2. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Rival's Wife

    Apr 11, 2005
    God is in the Rain
    And this is why "Congress shall make no laws respecting the establishment of religion" is so vitally important and of the utmost importance to preserve.
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  3. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

    Mar 7, 2009
    Philosophical Buddhism
    That is such a bizzare situation to be in.