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Tunisian lady gets 6 months jail term for Q’uran-Covid social media post

A young Tunisian woman was sentenced to six months in jail by a Tunis court on Tuesday over a parody posted on Facebook linking the Q’uran and Covid-19.

Emna Charki, 27, was found guilty of offending religion and “incitement to hatred” in a 4 May satirical post entitled “the Corona Surah”, mimicking the Q’uran in reference to the illness.

“There’s no difference between kings and slaves, follow science and ignore traditions,” a passage reads.

Charki, who is not in custody, has three weeks to appeal.

Amnesty International has criticised her trial, saying the post was “a humorous text that imitates the verses of Q’uran to make fun of the Covid-19 situation”.

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