Amine said one young man had been jailed after unwittingly ripping up a magazine that contained a picture of the king. A woman seeking a divorce was imprisoned last year for saying her husband sat around at home all day doing nothing "like a king", said Amine.Worst of all, the article talks about a 95 year-old man in a wheelchair, Ahmed Nacer, who said something to his bus driver that "harmed Morocco's sacred values." He was sentenced in September and died in prison in February. And people wonder why the Sahrawis want out.
Monday, April 07, 2008
Mohammed VI pardons people who dared speak freely
Abdelaziz might rule SADR like a king, but as this article makes clear, at least he isn't a real king. King Mohammed VI recently pardoned 8 Moroccans who were in prison for insulting the king. Sweet of Mohammed to pardon them, but it just exposes the ridiculousness of lèse majesté laws: