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Moroccan activist rapper in hot water over anti-police lyrics | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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CASABLANCA, Morocco, (AP) – A Moroccan court has denied bail to a rapper charged with attacking the image of the security services in a song about police corruption.

Mouad Belghouat was arrested March 29 after Morocco’s National Security agency filed a suit against him for attacking its image in a song accompanied by an online video.

The rapper, also known as El-Haqed, or the enraged, writes songs attacking corruption and social injustice and is involved in the pro-democracy February 20 movement.

The police accused Belghouat of posting a song on the Internet accompanied by photos insulting to police, including one showing an officer with the head of a donkey.

Belghouat’s lawyer said Wednesday the case is political and the montage accompanying the song was posted by someone else.