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Algerian man caged for ridiculing president in cartoons

A court in Algeria has sentenced a man who posted satirical cartoons mocking the authorities on Facebook to three years in prison.

Walid Kechida has been in detention for the past 10 months after he posted a cartoon criticising the Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune.

His Facebook page Hirak Memes is named after the anti-government movement that organised mass protests throughout 2019, which helped force the longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down.

Source: BBC

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