Mohamed Cheikh ould Mohamed Mkhaïtr

In 2014, Mkhaïtr was sentenced to death for writing an article, in which he argued that Muaritania's caste system was not justified by the teachings of the prophet Mohammed.… More

Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkheitir

Mauritanian Blogger Released from Prison

NEW YORK—PEN America welcomes the release of​ blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkheitir in Mauritania after more than three years behind bars. Mkheitir was condemned to death in 2014 for apostasy.​ The… More

Editor Released

International PEN welcomes the release of online newspaper editor Hanevy Ould Dehah on February 26, 2010, following a presidential pardon. More