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Coronavirus: Blogger Emna Charqui given jail term over Koran-style post

Jul 15, 2020

By the BBC

A blogger in Tunisia has been sentenced to six months in prison after sharing a satirical post about Covid-19 written in the form of a verse from the Koran.

Emna Charqui, 28, was arrested in May for sharing a message on Facebook urging people to follow hygiene rules in the style of Islam’s holy book.

Charqui said in a recent interview that she had no intention of provoking shock, but found the post amusing.

She was found guilty in a Tunis court of “inciting hatred between religions”.

She is not yet in custody as she intends to file an appeal.

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One comment on “Coronavirus: Blogger Emna Charqui given jail term over Koran-style post”

  • “Charqui said in a recent interview that she had no intention of provoking shock, but found the post amusing.”

    Even if her intent was to provoke, she should be free to say whatever she wants.

    Religious cretinism worldwide needs to dissolve already — and I look forward to the day when the United States has a president that stands up for universal freedoms, and calls attention to disgusting imprisonments like this, instead of wasting time wiping bronzer across his face for the cameras he daily whines about.


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