Morocco: Imprisoned rapper El Haqed on two-day hunger strike


On 13-15 August 2014, the Moroccan rapper and member of the 20 February protest movement did a 48-hour hunger protest against “humiliating treatment” in prison, reported Huffington Post.

Relatives said that El Haqed (also spelled: Lhaqed. Real name: Mouad Belghouat) undergoes considerable psychological pressure from the staff of the prison.

On 1 July 2014, El Haqed was sentenced to four months in prison by a court in the suburbs of Casablanca. His lawyers had withdrawn in protest against the conditions of the trial.

» HuffPost Algérie – 4 August 2014:
Le rappeur marocain Mouad Belghouat, Lhaqed, en grève de la faim
Article by Hebba Selim

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