UPDATE: Mohamed Abdou has been released. The news was confirmed by friends.
A member of the 25 February movement, medical student Mohamed Abdou, was arrested after an altercation with a court official in Nouakchott today when he objected to the postponement of a scheduled court hearing.
Activist from the movement have condemned Mohamed’s arrest and are demanding his immediate release.
Mohamed is a tireless and compassionate activist, who blogs about the rampant injustice and corruption in Mauritania on a regular basis. He recently accompanied a large group who travelled to Inal to commemorate the killing of black Mauritanian soldiers by their commanding officers during the November 1990 – February 1991 massacre .