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July - August death penalty report

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

Death Penalty

"I rather think that archives exist to keep things safe - but not secret"*...

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

New government formed in Mauritania

The Mauritanian presidency announced the country’s new cabinet late on Thursday .

The new government was announced in a statement aired by state TV.

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World

Mauritania releases Facebook blogger convicted of blasphemy

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

The Muslim Times