Tunis - Tunisia's President Moncef Marzouki said on Wednesday he would free a young Tunisian man jailed last year for posting cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed online once tensions in the country had eased.
Jabbeur Mejri was sentenced at a closed hearing in March 2012 to seven and half years in jail for posting caricatures of the Prophet on his Facebook page.
He petitioned the president for a pardon earlier this year, saying he regretted his actions.
“I will have him freed. I am just waiting for the political situation to calm down,” Marzouki said in an interview with French radio station France Info.
“There are currently huge tensions, there is the fight against terrorism,” he said.