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Humor Comes at a Price in Morocco and Tunisia

Expand People shop in the Central Market of Tunis during the first days of Ramadan, Tunis, Tunisia April 28, 2020.  © 2020 Mohamed Krit/Sipa via AP Images It all started with harmless jokes. But because they chose humor to push back against the Coronavirus and lockdown-generated anxiety, a young Moroccan woman is now in prison, and a Tunisian woman could soon share her fate. In Morocco, the story takes place in Merzouga, a small Saharan locality renowned for its postcard sand dunes. In early April, a young woman, perhaps to console herself for being locked a stone’s throw from a fabulous natural…

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