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Morocco: Man jailed for flying Israel flag

Mohammed Jadidi protests authorities by raising Jewish State's flag over his home. Court finds him guilty of sacrilege, sends him to six months in prison

A Moroccan court sentenced a man who flew the Israeli flag over his home to six months in jail, Ynet leaned Saturday.


According to an Al-Arabiya report, Mohammed Jadidi, 42, raised the flag over his Nador home as means of protest against local authorities over the disconnection of electricity and water supplies to his residence.


Jadidi was arrested on Monday and was charged with "sacrilege" via the "undermining the Moroccan national flag."


According to the report, Jadidi's mother appeared on a video circulated on Moroccan websites appealing King Mohammad VI to release her son.


She said he only raised the Israeli flag to attract the attention of the senior officials to look into the conditions of his family.


Morocco's Rif Association for Human Rights slammed the court's ruling as baseless, saying flying a foreign flag over one's home cannot be deemed as undermining the Moroccan flag.



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