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Italy-Moroccan student freed after cartoon post satirizing Islam

An Italian-Moroccan student has been freed by Moroccan authorities after she was detained on blasphemy charges after arriving in June to visit relatives, Italian officials say.

Italy’s Foreign Ministry says Ikram Nazih, 23, had been convicted of “offenses against religion” for having shared a satirical cartoon on Facebook in 2019.

The Italian newspaper Domani, which had championed her cause, said the cartoon had transformed a verse of the Quran into a verse about whisky.

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