Media News - Thursday, June 28, 2012
An Algerian court on Wednesday slapped an eight-month suspended prison sentence and a USD 1,250 fine on a blogger who had called for a boycott of the 10 May 10 legislative election. The Algiers court found Tarek Mameri, 23, guilty of destroying property, setting administrative documents on fire and inciting public gatherings. The young blogger was initially detained on 2 May for posting videos on his blog calling for a boycott of last month's parliamentary election. State prosecution had sought a three-year prison sentence earlier this month. (AFP)
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