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Tunisia president says he’ll free man jailed for posting cartoons

Jabbeur Mejri was sentenced to seven and a half years in jail for posting caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed on his Facebook page. He’s been in jail since March of 2012. Tunisia’s President Moncef Marzouki says he will free him.

Maybe it’s just me, but he doesn’t sound very convincing. Here’s the quotes from IOL:

“I will have him freed. I am just waiting for the political situation to calm down,” Marzouki said in an interview with French radio station France Info.

“There are currently huge tensions, there is the fight against terrorism,” he said.

“But I will free him, I am simply waiting for the right window of opportunity both for his security and for the security of the country.”

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