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Morocco: Rapper Convicted After Apparently Unfair Trial

Email The prison sentence issued on July 1, 2014, for the outspoken rapper known as “Al-Haqed” raises concerns that Moroccan courts have once again convicted him because of his political message. A Casablanca Court of First Instance sentenced Al-Haqed (“the sullen one”), whose real name is Mouad Belghouat, to four months in prison and ordered him to pay a fine and damages for allegedly being inebriated in public and assaulting and insulting policemen. (Rabat) – The prison sentence issued on July 1, 2014, for the outspoken rapper known as “Al-Haqed” raises concerns that Moroccan…

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