Algerian cartoonist “Nime” to spend three months in jail over cartoons (released)

 
 
Algerian cartoonist "Nime" to spend three months in jail over cartoons (released)

One of the illustrations that led to Nime’s imprisonment

Algerian cartoonist "Nime" to spend three months in jail over cartoons (released)
Nime drawn by Nime

Cartoonist Benabdelhamid Amine, “Nime” (TwitterBlog ), was found guilty today and will spend at least three months in prison.

He was on trial for his satirical illustrations, for “insulting” Algerian politicians and the Algerian military.

The conviction is based on article 96 of the Algerian penal code, which punishes anyone who “distributes (…) exposes to the public (…) for propaganda purposes, leaflets or newsletters or images of such a nature as to be detrimental to national interests”.

The news of the conviction has been confirmed on a communiqué from the Facebook account of his advertising agency, Creature.

“The verdict of Nime’s trial was delivered today, 11/12/2019 at 10:30 at the court of Cite Djamel in Oran.

Benabdelhamid Amine, known as “Nime”, has been found guilty and sentenced to one year in prison of which 9 months suspended and 3 months firm.

We will keep you informed of any new information on the case.

Please do not spread false information and trust Nime’s relatives before spreading or publishing information about this case.

The Creature team and Nime’s relatives”.

The Algerian painter, sculptor and cartoonist, Benabdelhamid Aminebetter known as “Nime”, was arrested on Tuesday 26 November by plainclothes Algerian police officers who entered the offices of his advertising agency “Creature” and seized his computers and other tools and work material.

Algerian cartoonist "Nime" to spend three months in jail over cartoons (released)

Alf’ s cartoon from @CartooningPeace. Via @FranceCartoons (Association des dessinateurs de presse francophones)

Released

Algerian cartoonist "Nime" to spend three months in jail over cartoons (released) Update 2 January 2020. A video and some photos show that he has been released.

Algerian cartoonist "Nime" to spend three months in jail over cartoons (released)

2/2/20 Nime receives the artistic courage award at the Angoulême festival

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