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Mauritania clerics want 'apostasy' blogger executed

Mauritania clerics want 'apostasy' blogger executed

Country: 
Mauritania
News Date: 
14/11/2016
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

A body of Muslim clerics in Mauritania has called for the death sentence to be carried out against a blogger convicted of apostasy in 2014. Mauritania, an Islamic republic, has not applied a death penalty since 1987. The Forum of Imams and Ulemas says Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir, 29, should be executed despite the fact that he repented for an article criticising Mauritania's caste system. The clerics want him to be killed according to the "law of God".