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Mauritania: The arrest of a journalist for criticizing the mayor

2019-07-17

The police of "Nouadhibou" arrested, last Monday, the journalist and blogger, Ahmed Karkoub, following a complaint by the mayor of the city.

The local media said that the municipality filed a complaint through its lawyer against the journalist and blogger, Ahmed Karkoub, accusing him of insulting the mayor and the MP Kasim Ould Bilali.

For his part, the journalist, Ould Karkoub, confirmed that as a journalist, he has absolutely the right to criticize the mayor, as he is an elected person, and revealed some of his breaches.

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