Moroccan blogger arrested for public insult

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Moroccan Public Prosecution has decided to prosecute a famous blogger arrested on charges including “public insults against individuals” and “insulting constitutional institutions”.

Mohamed Sakaki was arrested Sunday in the western city of Settat, which runs the widely watched “El Kaskita” channel on YouTube, for publishing a video saying Moroccans are “donkeys and stupid” because they “do not defend their rights”, condemning “unemployment, nepotism and clientelism”. “.

The video also criticized King Mohammed VI for what he called “his speeches that have no effect in reality.”

“A set of statements in the video depart from freedom of expression and are legally punishable offenses,” the statement said.

She said that she had received complaints from a group of citizens affirming their desire to pursue him, “regarding the statements in the video of insulting and insulting descriptions of Moroccans,” explaining that those complaints were included in the case file.

The statement also said that the famous blogger in Morocco “has been producing and posting videos on the social networking site (YouTube) on topics that create the event,” and that “he received from abroad significant remittances as a result of this process.”

Mohamed Sakaki also faces charges of “public breach of indecency by obscenity in signs and deeds” and “possession of drugs”.

The prosecution comes days after Moroccan rapper Simo Gnawi was convicted for insulting police on social media, where he was sentenced to one year in prison for “insulting a public official.”

Gnaoui was arrested the day after he and other artists released the song “Long Live the People”, which sparked widespread interest and controversy.

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