Last updated: 19 February, 2014

Tunisian pardoned over Mohammed caricatures

A Tunisian jailed since 2012 for posting caricatures of Prophet Mohammed online has received a presidential pardon, an official said Wednesday, but it is unclear whether he will be released.

President Moncef Marzouki signed the pardon for Jabeur Mejri concerning the “main case,” the president’s spokesman Adnene Manser told Shems FM radio, but he added: “We were surprised by the existence of another (criminal) case,” without elaborating.