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DJ sentenced over call to prayer remix

Publish date: 10 April 2017
Issue Number: 721
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Criminal

A Tunisian court has handed a British DJ a 12-month jail sentence in absentia after he played a remixed recording of the Muslim call to prayer. Dax J, who left then country after performing in the north-eastern town of Hammamet, was sentenced to ‘six months for public indecency and six months for offending public morality’, said court spokesperson Ylyes Miladi. A report on the News24 site notes that the court dismissed charges against the nightclub owner and an organiser behind the event but the prosecution has appealed saying the two should have checked what music would be played.

Full report on the News24 site