30 August 2014

Morocco: Trial of Rapper Moaaz Belghoua, Known As "Al-Haqed", Adjourned

press release

Cairo: — The Court of Appeal in Casablanca on Wendesday, August 27, postponed the trial of rapper "Moaaz Belghoua, who is known as "Al-Haqed", to the hearing of Septemeber 16, 2014. Al-Haqed was arrested on 15 May, 2014, over accusations of selling the matches' tickets in the black market and attacking police personnel. The first charge was dropped while the second one remained. In the hearing held last Wendesday, August 27, the court turned down the defense's demand of granting the detained rapper a temporary release. Moreover, the rapper wasn't brought from Ain Le Borja prison to attend the trial.

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