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Statement by DROI Chair Panzeri after the release of two bloggers in Mauritania

01-07-2019

Pier Antonio Panzeri (S&D, IT), Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights, made the following statement on the provisional release of two bloggers in Mauritania.

"I warmly welcome the provisional release of the two bloggers, Abderrahmane Weddady and Cheikh Ould Jiddou, who were arrested last March for defamation against the President. I am confident that this provisional release will lead to all charges against them being dropped, allowing them to fully enjoy their freedom.