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 8:00pm and is on his way home.
18 March 2008
Stories from 18 March 2008
"Stop Drugs.. Change your life" was the motto for a new controversial campaign initiated by Amr Khaled in Egypt and other different Arab countries, writes Eman AbdElRahman, who brings us the reactions of a former addict, who has been off heroin for a year.
Public support for the death penatly in Guatemala is high, especially in light of the high crime rates and the lack of security across the country. Bloggers are divided on the issue saying that the law should be enforced, while others see it as a contradiction and that it has not lowered crime rates.
Fouad Mourtada probably never guessed he'd become a household name. Arrested on February 5 and sentenced on February 22 to three years in prison (plus a $1,000 fine) for creating a Facebook profile impersonating Morocco's Prince Moulay Rachid, Mourtada is now famous, but unfortunately, that fame has come at an enormous price.
March the Eighth was the International Women's Day, a global celebration of the unsung heroes who make society function. Afghan bloggers noted it was happening, but placed the long struggle...
Public Policy Watch – Politici Publice in Moldova writes about the conditions on which Russia is ready to help Moldova sort out the Transnistrian conflict: “Russia requires Moldova to do...