The current issue of the monthly death penalty report is now available thanks to group member Lesley for compiling it. A number of countries are featured including, as ever, the USA, and Japan which has executed several people recently. 36 more words
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For hundreds of years, families in Mauritania have been maintaining libraries of old Arabo-Berber books. Originally on the route of pilgrims traveling to Mecca, the libraries are now at risk from the spreading Sahara and ever dwindling numbers of visitors, in part because of security restrictions due to terrorism. 336 more words
These desert libraries have been around for centuries and they hold sacred texts from ancient times.
Source: BBC News
A Mauritanian blogger who was jailed for more than five years after being convicted of blaspheming the Muslim Prophet Muhammad has been released. 75 more words