Tunisia: 1 year of prison for a British DJ having mixed Adhan in a nightclub

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A British DJ who had made controversy in Tunisia by mixing the call for prayer in a nightclub was sentenced in absentia on Thursday, April 8, to a year in prison, a judicial source reported by AFP.
Tunisian authorities closed the nightclub in a tourist town in Northeastern Tunisia and opened an investigation, after the British DJ, Dax J, broadcast a music mixed with the Calling for prayer, which was subsequently “sentenced to six months for public indecency and six months for offenses against good morals and public morals,” a judicial source said.
For its part, Tunisian Ministry of Religious Affairs denounced these acts that affect sacred and religious rites, saying that mocking the feelings of Tunisians and their religious values are inadmissible.
Moreover, the accused subsequently expressed “deep apologies for those who were offended by this music” via his Facebook account, explaining that the al-Adhan 20 seconds that were played with the mix were Purely due to the musical and vocal beauty of this call to prayer.

I wish to express my deepest apologies to anyone who has been offended by the music that I played at the Orbit Festival…

Publiée par Dax J sur Vendredi 7 avril 2017

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