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A Tunisian jailed for posting caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed online was freed Tuesday, his lawyer said, two weeks after securing a presidential pardon.He was not immediately released as new charges against him emerged involving embezzlement dating back to the time when Mejri worked for the Tunisian railways -- well before his imprisonment in March 2012 for posting the cartoons.But his lawyer appealed and secured his release Tuesday. The influence of Salafists, long oppressed under the rule of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, has increased in Tunisia in the wake of the 2011 uprising that toppled the veteran strongman.
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