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Thrust of argument: Ali Abunimah writes 'It may sound like an ironic joke, but it isn't. Less than a week after the massive rallies in defense of 'free expression,' following the murders of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists, French authorities have jailed a youth for irony.

The arrest is part of a harsh crackdown on free speech in the country that has prompted criticism from national and international human rights organizations.

A 16-year-old high school student was taken into police custody on Thursday and indicted for 'defending terrorism,' national broadcaster France 3 reports.

His alleged crime? He posted on Facebook a cartoon 'representing a person holding the magazine Charlie Hebdo, being hit by bullets, and accompanied by an 'ironic' comment,' France 3 states'.
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