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Tunisian blogger jailed for Facebook posts

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Take action for Jabeur here: http://www.amnesty.org/individuals-at-risk Jabeur Mejri was not afraid to express his views on religion. He was jailed in 2012 for seven and a half years after posts he made about the Prophet Muhammad on his Facebook page were deemed "insulting to Islam and Muslims". He is a prisoner of conscience. The police arrested Jabeur Mejri on 5 March 2012 following complaints from lawyers who had seen the posts. Within weeks he was put on trial and convicted for offences that included "attacking sacred values through actions or words" and "undermining public morals". They also pursued his friend Ghazi Beji for the same reason. Ghazi Beji fled the country to avoid arrest. Made with thanks to Marwen Ben Saada.