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.


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

  • […] Sami Ben Gharbia, desde Global Voices Advocacy, irrumpió con la noticia de la liberación de Fouad Mourtada. También lo hace Omar El Hyani del Blog Open Source escribe: “Fouad Mourtada, el primer prisionero de Facebook, fue liberado mediante un perdón real durante el Aid Mawlid Nabaoui. Finalmente un final feliz para esta historia“. […]

  • […] 11:30 GMT, Sami Ben Garbia lëshoi lajmin se Fuad Murtada u lirua nga burgu. Murtada, i cili u dënua në 22 shkurt me tre vjet burg, u lirua […]

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