Imprisoned Moroccan rapper announces hunger strike

July 10, 2012 • Entertainment

FILE – A Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 photo from files showing Moroccan rapper Mouad Belghouat along with protesters from Morocco’s pro-democracy February 20 movement shouting in front of City Hall Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in Casablanca, Morocco. A Moroccan rap artist imprisoned for writing a song alleging police corruption has gone on hunger strike to protest prison conditions, his brother said. Moroccan rapper Mouad Belghouat — known as El-Haqed, “The Enraged” — was convicted May 11 of “showing contempt” to public servants with his song “Dogs of the State”. Aderrahim Belghouat told The Associated Press on Monday, July 9, 2012, that his brother “is forbidden from using the phone in prison, is harassed by the other prisoners and the guards are constantly searching his stuff — often very late at Login to read more

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