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Tunisia Jails Two Men Over Prophet Caricatures on Facebook

April 06, 2012

A Tunisian court sentenced two men to seven and a half years in prison for publishing caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad on Facebook that were deemed offensive.

Jabeur Mejri and Ghazi Beji were convicted of “transgressing morality, defamation and disrupting public order,” the Justice Ministry said in a faxed statement.

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