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Twitter campaign to free Moroccan teen who insulted king

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Twitter campaign to free Moroccan teen who insulted king

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A social media campaign has begun to free an 18-year-old man who has been jailed for publishing cartoons of the king of Morocco.

Walid Bahoman will spend a year behind bars for posting caricatures of King Mohammed VI on Facebook. His supporters say Bahoman’s freedom is more more sacred than the king’s image.

In 2008, another man was sentenced to three years in prison for impersonating the king’s brother on Facebook.