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Submission + - Jailed over fake FaceBook profile

lixee writes: Celebrities' fake FaceBook profiles abound. But is it criminal? The Moroccan justice system apparently thinks so. An IT engineer created a profile for the prince Rachid and, as a result, was sentenced to 3 years in jail and a 1,300$ fine for "villainous practices linked to the alleged theft of the [prince's] identity". He was also allegedly beaten and tortured until he lost consciousness several times. It is worth noting that in a recent case, that particular judge sentenced a member of the staff in a kindergarten to 2 years in prison for sexually abusing children of 4 years old.

BBC News coverage http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7258950.stm
The Nation http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080310/lalami
Petition http://helpfouad.com/
United States

Submission + - Forget SoaP, here come Arabs on a plane

lixee writes: The BBC reports that an architect was forced to remove his T-shirt before boardinghttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/529782 2.stm. The shirt in question had "we will not be silenced" written in Arabic on it.
This incident in New-York is just the culmination in a serie of others that are taking place in airports around the world http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/new s/news.html?in_article_id=401419&in_page_id=1770&i co=Homepage&icl=TabModule&icc=NEWS&ct=5. Sucks to be an Arab these days!

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