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March 19, 2008

Moroccan ‘Facebook Victim’, Fouad Mourtada Free

According to Global Voices Advocacy, the “Facebook victim” Fouad Mourtada has just been released by Moroccan authorities due to a royal pardon:

Fouad Mourtada, the 26-year old IT engineer who had 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 8:00pm and is on his way home – Global Voices

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