Tunisian jailed over Mohammed caricatures freed

A Tunisian jailed for posting caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed online was freed Tuesday, his lawyer said, two weeks after securing a presidential pardon.

Jabeur Mejri, 29, "is back home," Ahmed Mselmi told AFP.

Mejri had been jailed for seven and half years in jail for posting the cartoons on his Facebook page.

The case sparked a heated controversy in Tunisia, with secular opposition and human rights groups campaigning for his release.