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Urgent Action update: Bloggers freed on bail still facing charges

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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Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English, French or Arabic to:


President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania 
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz 
Office of the president 
BP 184 
Nouakchott, Mauritania 
Salutation: Your Excellency

And copies to:

Minister of Justice, Human 
Rights and Attorney General
Moctar Malal Dia 
Ministry of Justice 
BP 350 
Nouakchott, Mauritania
Salutation: Dear Minister


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY DR ISSELKOU AHMED IZID BIH NEYE Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania Carlyle House, 235-237 Vauxhall Bridge Road SW1V 1EJ 020 7233 6158

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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