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Moroccan rapper ElGrande Toto says sorry for cannabis comments

The New Arab 23 Oct 2022
The controversy "became too big and it is a valuable lesson for me," added the rapper, who was on Thursday forbidden from leaving Moroccan territory by the authorities and was also summoned by the police in Casablanca. "We do not know the purpose of this summons," his lawyer, Abdelfattah Zahrach, said on Sunday.

“They’ll Get You No Matter What”

Human Rights Watch 28 Jul 2022
That day, the court held an ultimate session on this case in Monjib’s and his lawyers’ absence ... Defense lawyer Mohamed Ziane speaks outside the Court of Appeal of Casablanca, Morocco, on October 17, 2017 ... On June 28, 2021, the police detained Christophe Marchand, a Belgian lawyer mandated by Radi’s parents, upon his arrival in Casablanca’s airport.

Uyghur activist lives in fear of deportation from Morocco

The New Arab 21 Jul 2022
After a year of his arrest at the Casablanca airport, the fate of the Uyghur activist Idris Hasan, also known as Yidiresi Aishan, remains shrouded in ambiguity ... However, fears of extradition, execution, and torture, are always there," said Lkbir Lmseguem, the activist's lawyer, to The New Arab ... "I don't know the reasons yet," added the lawyer.

Morocco: Activist sentenced to two years for online posts

The New Arab 29 Apr 2022
"The Casablanca court sentenced Saida El Alami to two years in prison, a sentence accompanied by a fine of 5,000 dirhams ($500)," her lawyer Souad Brahma said ... Casablanca First Instance Court sentenced #Saida_El_Alami to 2 years in prison for social media posts denouncing Moroccan ...

Morocco: Stop criminal investigations against human rights defenders over social media posts

Amnesty 07 Apr 2022
Human rights defender Saida El Alami was arrested on 23 March and will appear before a Casablanca court on 8 April to face charges over posts in which she publicly denounced the harassment she faced at the hands of the police and criticized the authorities’ repression of journalists and activists.

Morocco ex-minister sentenced over 'sexual harassment'

The New Arab 24 Feb 2022
Just a few hours after pronouncing the court's decision against Ziane, the Casablanca Court of Appeal confirmed the 5-year prison sentence against journalist Soulaimane Raissouni ... Raissouni’s lawyer Miloud Kandil told reporters outside the Casablanca Court of Appeal that the court’s decision ‘proves that they want revenge on Raissouni.’.

Morocco lawyers protest covid passport requirement to enter courts

Middle East Monitor 21 Dec 2021
Lawyers gathered outside courthouses in the cities of Rabat, Casablanca and Meknes to protest the decision which they described as an "unjustified restriction ...

George Floyd protester sues NYPD, claiming cops beat him

New York Post 02 Sep 2021
GOP lawyer taking on Letitia James in race for attorney general ... Francisco Casablanca-Torres was riding his Bianchi bike during a protest near Third Ave ... Casablanca said he was trying to record cops on his mobile phone as police rushed protesters when he was struck, with the blow knocking the phone to the ground.

Why Supermodel Carré Otis Is Taking on This Top Agency Over Sex Abuse

The Daily Beast 24 Aug 2021
Elite’s founder, John Casablancas, has also been accused of sexual abuse, including in a 2002 lawsuit that claimed he engaged in “a pattern of seducing, sexually exploiting and/or abusing minor girls, including girls as young as 14 or 15 years old.” Casablancas’ lawyers at the ...

Morocco piles more charges on jailed journalist Omar Radi

The North Africa Journal 06 Aug 2021
A Moroccan court on Thursday sentenced journalist and rights activist Omar Radi — already imprisoned on charges of espionage and rape — to a three-month suspended sentence for “public drunkenness”, his lawyer said.

Morocco's prosecutor says Raissouni got fair trial

Middle East Online 13 Jul 2021
RABAT - Moroccan King’s Prosecutor at the Casablanca Court of Appeal said in a ... The court ordered the appointment of lawyers to defend the individual concerned within the framework of legal aid, through correspondence with the President of the Bar Association of Casablanca.
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Flag of the Rif Republic in a demonstration in Barcelona, 28/5/2017, Morocco

Morocco deports Belgian lawyer who was defending journalist

The New Arab 30 Jun 2021
A Belgian law firm said on Tuesday that authorities in Morocco detained a Belgian lawyer and barred him from entering the country after he was scheduled to attend the trial of an opposition journalist ... Omar Radi, which was held Tuesday noon at the court of appeal in Casablanca.

Moroccan journalist Radi protests detention before judge

Urdu Point 30 Jun 2021
On Tuesday, the authorities expelled Radi's Belgian lawyer, Christophe Marchand, who arrived had in Casablanca to attend his trial ... He said he had lodged a complaint with the UN's special rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers asking him to intervene so he could do his job.

Detained Moroccan journalist 'close to death': family

The New Arab 22 Jun 2021
His wife Kholoud Mokhtari told AFP Tuesday that his lawyers had seen him the previous day ... On Tuesday, the journalist "did not attend his audience because the conditions linked to his health were not met", his lawyer Souad Brahma said after the brief hearing at the Casablanca appeals court.

Morocco court postpones trial of hunger strike journalist

Urdu Point 11 Jun 2021
Casablanca, Morocco, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Jun, 2021 ) .The trial of Moroccan journalist Soulaimane Raissouni, who has been on hunger strike for 64 days, was Thursday again postponed to June 15 after a tense hearing where his lawyers said they were unable to plead due to the "alarming" state of his health.

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