Morocco: Fouad Mourtada free

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.


  • […] and left the Oukacha Prison (Casablanca) at approximately 1:00pm and is on his way home. Links:Global Voices Advocacy » Fouad Mourtada free [↩]Blogger for Freedom » Netizen stand up for arrested Facebook user [↩]Stay tuned about […]

  • What a relief! Best wishes to Fouad and his family. What an awful ordeal.

  • […] Oukacha-Gefängnis in Casablanca um etwa 1:00 Uhr Ortszeit und ist nun auf dem Weg nach Hause. LinksGlobal Voices Advocacy » Fouad Mourtada free [↩]Blogger for Freedom » Drei Jahre Haft für gefälschten Facebook-Account – Proteste […]

  • […] At 11:30 GMT, Sami Ben Gharbia broke the news that Fouad Mourtada had been freed. Mourtada, who was sentenced on February 22 to three years in […]

  • Great great news!!! Fantastic news, wating for the updates!


  • Peter Thomsen

    Great news to start the day. All the best to Fouad Mourtada and his family. Looking forward to hear confirmation, that he is safe – for now and in the time to come…

  • […] to Global Voices Advocacy, the “Facebook victim” Fouad Mourtada has just been released by Moroccan authorities due to a […]

  • Everything must be done to protect bloggers. Let’s not give people who want to silence free speech a chance.

  • jamaldine

    hi all (sory about my english !

    I was reading a lot about this case and i was right finaly! is better to talk nice instead to make Moulay Rachid A DICTA ! anyone amoung us doesn t like to see his profil open by others person,,i agree with you that many celebrats has been on the net without their will,but i am sory,Moulay Rachid is a human being before to be a prince and in his right to not accept,,any way…thanks lotttttt to the royal family and by the way,please think well before hurting people…i hear that Sarkozy poursuied someone that he (in a site) talked about his ex wife !!….i am really happy for Fouad and i wish for him succes,,,et encore gros merci a notre prince Moulay Rachid
    vive la famille royale :)

  • It s a good news, i m talking about in my blog too. I wish h ll be able to find a job easly and that he can forget everything about what he lives in jail.

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