Morocco: Un rappeur marocain privé de liberté


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13 April 2012


Morocco:
Un rappeur marocain privé de liberté


Le rappeur marocain Mouad Belghouat, alias Lhaqed (“L’enragé”) a été arrêté le 29 mars, après une plainte de la Direction générale de la sûreté nationale.

La police accuse le rappeur d’avoir posté une chanson sur internet avec des photos portant atteinte au corps de la police. Lors de la deuxième audience tenue mercredi, le procureur général a affirmé devant les juges que le rappeur a reconnu les accusations portées contre lui.

Selon ses avocats, Lhaqed reconnaît avoir chanté la chanson, mais le montage-photos qui accompagne la vidéo provient d’un internaute anonyme. Dans la chanson, Mouad accuse certains policiers de corruption, ce n’est pas un scoop, tout le monde le dit et les organisations internationales le confirment, Il s’agit d’un procès politique. Lhaqed est devant les juges pour ses opinions.

Deuxième arrestation
Il s’agit de la deuxième arrestation de ce rappeur marocain, membre du Mouvement du 20 février, qui manifeste pour des réformes politiques profondes au Maroc depuis le début du printemps arabe.

Condamné à quatre mois de prison pour “agression avec coups et blessures contre un manifestant pro-régime”, il a été libéré le 12 janvier dernier après une grande mobilisation nationale et internationale.

Lhaqed est un ouvrier et rappeur amateur. Il vit dans un quartier très pauvre de la ville de Casablanca. Il est connu dans les milieux militants pour ses chansons très critiques vis-à-vis du roi Mohamed VI, où il dénonce la fortune royale classée au niveau mondiale, notamment par le magazine Forbes.


 

 

 


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