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

    HRW, 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'

    RNW Africa, 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 »