Mauritania: New 'Apostasy' Draft Law - Death Sentence Would Be Mandatory in Some Cases

| December 06, 2017 |
Mauritanian deputies should reject a new draft law that would make the death penalty mandatory for the crime of "insulting" or "mocking" God, the Quran, or the Prophet Muhammad, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 16, 2017, President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's cabinet approved the draft legislation, which would eliminate the possibility under the current law of substituting a prison

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