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3 years in jail for typing three words

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Prince Moulay Rachid.

They are the three words which Fouad Mourtada will regret typing. He has been jailed in Morocco – not for insulting his leader (as some bloggers have been in Egypt and Saudi and Syria and Tunisia and…..) – but for just TYPING HIS NAME.

What kind of Arab World do we live in? What kind of paranoid hateful totalitarian dictatorships do we live under? Morocco, that progressive country. That country which is ‘one of the most democratic in the region’. Morocco for god’s sake.

So what did the evil Fouad do? He set up a Facebook profile in the Prince’s name. He’s been convicted of “villainous practices linked to the alleged theft of the [prince’s] identity”. His family alleges he has been blindfolded and beaten unconscious.

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