Tunisia court dismisses student case over satirical song


A Tunisian court has dismissed a case against three students for posting a satirical song online.

In the recording – set to the theme tune of the well known children’s show Babar the Elephant – they sang about police breaking into a home and wrongly accusing its residents of smoking cannabis.

The composition was intended to highlight police corruption and the harsh penalties given to those caught using the drug.

The song soon went viral on Tiktok.

The arrest of the songsmiths three days later caused widespread outrage.


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