Tunisian court hands suspected four-month prison sentences to a Tunisian rapper and a journalist accused of insulting public officials, and acquits another musician.
Tunisian rapper and journalist given suspended sentences for insulting officials
BEN AROUS, Tunisia // A Tunisian court yesterday handed suspended four-month prison sentences to a Tunisian rapper and a journalist accused of insulting public officials, and acquitted another musician.
Tunisian rappers Aymen Feki and Moustapha Fakhfakh, as well as the French-Tunisian journalist Hind Meddeb, were charged with insulting public officials and attacks on public morals.
Fakhfakh was acquitted.
The charges related to a confrontation between police and protesters in June at the end of the trial of rapper Weld El 15, who was jailed for defaming the police in a song.
* Agence France-Presse