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Mauritania: Further information: Bloggers freed on bail still facing charges: Cheikh Ould Jiddou and Abderrahmane Weddady

, Index number: AFR 38/0500/2019

Bloggers Cheikh Ould Jiddou and Abderrahmane Weddady were released on bail on 3 June. However, they are still facing the charge of ‘malicious accusation’ and their travel documents and national identification cards are being held by the economic crimes police. The two bloggers were arrested and detained on 22 March after posting comments on Facebook condemning corruption.

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