Mauritania: Online editor sentenced

The Appeals’ Court in Nouakchott sentenced the managing editor of the electronic newspaper, , to a two-year mandatory prison term. Hanevi Ould Dahah was sentenced for “acts contrary to accepted standards of good behaviour, inciting to revolt and unlawful publication”, according to the verdict of the Appeals’ Court.

On August 19, 2009, the magistrates’ court of Nouakchott had sentenced Hanevi Ould Dahah, to six months mandatory imprisonment and a fine of US$30. This sentence was quashed by the Supreme Court on January 15, 2010 after the journalist had served his term by December 24, 2009.

On February 26, 2010, Ould Dahah was released following a presidential pardon, along with about one hundred other common law prisoners.

Share this story!

Related Stories