Recently I blogged about the plight of Fouad Mourtada - a Moroccan man ’blindfolded and beaten unconscious’ during his arrest, and later jailed for the trivial offence of setting up a Facebook profile in the name of a Moroccan royal family member.

I’m pleased to announce that Fouad is now a free man: Morocco ’Facebook prince’ pardon

A Moroccan man jailed for pretending to be the brother of the king on the social networking site Facebook has been given a royal pardon.

Fouad Mourtada’s lawyer said his client had left the Casablanca jail where he was serving his three-year sentence
Fouad Mourtada receives royal pardon