Ex-Muslims International, the global umbrella body of ex-Muslim organisations, strongly condemns the two-year prison sentence for Fatima Karim for social media posts deemed “insulting to Islam.”

Article 267-5 of Morocco’s Penal Code stipulates anyone undermining Islam is punishable by law.

Under the article, Moroccan courts can hand sentences ranging from six months to two years in prison in addition to fines.

We remind the Moroccan authorities that freedom of expression is a fundamental human right and call on them to drop all charges against Fatima Karim and release her immediately and unconditionally.