Jailed Moroccan Rapper On 'Hunger Strike'

Hip-hop artist and youth activist, Mouad Belghouat, who was jailed for a video allegedly insulting the police has protested the conditions of his detention by going on a hunger strike.

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Rapper Mouad Belghouat

  • Morocco:  Jailed Moroccan Rapper Receives Prize

    Magharebia, 6 January 2013

    Transparency Morocco on Saturday (January 5th) honoured imprisoned rapper Mouad Belghouat for his efforts to build an "integrated and transparent society", AFP quoted the NGO's... read more »

  • Morocco:  Drop Charges Against Detained Rapper

    Human Rights Watch, 18 April 2012

    Moroccan authorities should drop charges and release a rapper who has spent three weeks in pretrial detention on charges that he insulted the police in his songs and a video set to... read more »

  • Morocco:  Freed Morocco Rapper Denounces Corrupt 'Thieves'

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 12 January 2012

    Morocco on Thursday freed a young rapper who has emerged as one of the monarchy's most outspoken critics and who promptly denounced "thieves" and "scum" as he left prison.read more »