Three years for fake Facebooker

Even I looked up when I heard a report on the radio this morning that a Facebook user had been jailed for creating a fake Facebook ID, until I realise the case was in Morocco, rather than old Blighty.

Even so, I though, that's a bit steep.

Turns out that a Facebooker created a fake profile for Prince Moulay Rachid, the king's younger brother, which didn't go down too well in Royal circles.

According to Moroccan press reports, a 27-year-old computer engineer has been chucked in clink for three years - and fined the equivalent of £700 - for "the use of false information and usurping the identity of the Prince."

In court, lawyers and the judge reportedly ticked the engineer off for having "undermined the sacred integrity of the realm as represented by the Prince."

According to the Inquirer newswire, prosecutors had demanded the engineer's punishment "serve as an example to those who did not see the Prince as better than the rest of the riff-raff who make up the human race."

Hmmm - I don't think I'll be paying a visit to Morocco in the near future as my online antics would probably result in decapitation...

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