After six months imprisonment at the Civil Prison in El Araich city, the Moroccan rapper Al Shuaibi was set free on 27 February 2015, reported larache24.com.
After his release from prison, Al Shuaibi made a public statement to larache24.com, saying that he will proceed with his “call for justice and rights” in his next songs, and that “if the word of truth leads to jail, then I am ready for it. Nothing will shut me up except death.”
Abdul Mou’men Al Shuaibi had been accused of drug dealing, but civil and law organisations which had followed Al Shuaibi’s court case stated that the real cause of his arrest was a song which he had produced, and that he was to be considered as a ‘political prisoner’.
The song was promulgated on many websites, including youtube.com and the Moroccan e-magazine larache24.com, the source of this news. The lyrics included direct accusations of corruption among Moroccan police.
» Source: www.larache24.com/?p=59627
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