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Tunisia must drop charges against TV boss over ‘Persepolis’ screening

Headline Title:  Tunisia must drop charges against TV boss 20 January 2012 Criminal proceedings against the owner of a Tunisian TV station that screened the film Persepolis are an affront to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said ahead of his trial on Monday.Nabil Karoui, the owner of Nessma TV, faces trial in Tunis on 23 January on charges of “violating sacred values” and “disturbing the public order” after his station broadcast the animated French film Persepolis, which has been criticized for being blasphemous because of a scene showing a representation of God. …

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