In December 2006, Ksikes and another journalist, Sanaa al-Aji, were prosecuted for "defaming Islam and damaging morality" after the publication of a subject treating the Moroccan Humour. The religious sides of some first time published jokes referring to the Islamic religion, Muhammad and Hassan II, the late king of Morocco. He received a three-year suspended sentence and was ordered to pay fines of $8,000. He has also been banned from working for two months.
Novel by Driss Ksikes: Ma boîte noire, ed. Le Grand Souffle Ed., Paris, France, 2006, ISBN 9782916492025
The current director of the publication of Nichane magazine is Benshemsi. Driss Ksikess resigned after the verdict he received following his trial