Naâma Asfari, a Western Sahara human rights activist, has been jailed for four months in Morocco following a row with a policeman about his keychain.
Asfari was stopped at a checkpoint outside Tantan on August 14. An officer noticed a flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic(unrecognised by Morocco and most other countries) attached to his keychain and ordered him to remove it. An argument ensued, police reinforcements were called, and Asfari and his 21-year-old cousin were arrested.
The offending flag
Posted by Brian Whitaker, 1 September 2009.