Agence France-PresseMarch 4, 2014 17:47
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, whose was seen as the first post-revolution prisoner of conscience, "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.