Fouad Mourtada released

According to Global Voices Advocacy ((Global Voices Advocacy » Fouad Mourtada free)), the “Facebook victim” Fouad Mourtada ((Blogger for Freedom » Netizen stand up for arrested Facebook user)) has just been released by Moroccan authorities due to a royal pardon:

Fouad Mourtada, the 26-year old IT engineer who has been arrested on February 5th, 2008 and sentenced to three years in prison and a fine of $1350 for creating a fake Facebook profile of King Mohammed VI’s younger brother, Prince Moulay Rachid, has been released about an hour ago. According to a source close to Help Fouad campaign, Fouad got a full royal pardon and left the Oukacha Prison (Casablanca) at approximately 1:00pm and is on his way home.

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