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Mauritanian Blogger Babbah Weld Abidine Arrested

صورة للصحفي باباه ولد عابدين (من صفحته الشخصية على فيسبوك )

صورة للصحفي باباه ولد عابدين (من صفحته الشخصية على فيسبوك )

On August 7, Mauritanian authorities arrested [ar] Babbah Weld Abidine, a blogger (editor of Lebjawi News blog) [ar -fr] and  a correspondent in the Region of Tagant for the website “Reporters – Mourasiloun”. Two days before his arrest, Weld Abidine went to the Public Prosecution office to inquire about a rape case where there relatives of the victim accuse the authorities of closing the file and freeing the rapist. A warrant arrest was issued against him and he was taken to prison.

On his Facebook Page, journalist Sidi Mohammed Bellamech wonders

[ar]:

من يريد إسكات الصحفي الوحيد في ولاية تكانت، زميلنا المميز باباه ولد عابدين؟

Who wants to silence the only journalist in the region of Tagant, our distinguished colleague Babbag Weld Abidine ?

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