Archive for June 5, 2020


A 27 year old woman in Tunisia may be imprisoned for a Facebook joke

Emna Chargui shared a Facebook post that she found on social media of a humorous text that imitates the verses of Quran to make fun of the COVID-19 situation. The text is void of any incitement to hatred or violence. It is intended to be funny and it even includes a call for staying home and washing hands. Emna now faces up to three years in prison for this post. The Court of First Instance in Tunis charged her with inciting hatred between religions through hostile means or violence.

Further details of this and how to take action can be found on the Ammesty site or here.