On Wednesday, before the Court of First Instance in Marrakech, the examination of the case of Algerian artists of French nationality, who posted an insulting video, was postponed until the twenty-fourth of this month. This was after the handing over of the file to the authority in charge of investigating this case which left a torrent of comments following the video’s explicit insult to Moroccans.
Well-informed sources have reported to the Moroccan media the new case in which two Algerian comedians are on trial. An official charge sheet has been issued against them for publishing videos containing direct and clear insults to Moroccan children and women. According to the same sources, the postponement was based on the defense’s desire to prepare their case.
They explained that at the first hearing held on April 14, the court chose to postpone this case, in which two of them are being prosecuted in a case of arrest. Meanwhile, the third person, who is a Frenchman of Moroccan origin, is at liberty.
They added that the charges against the Algerians are mainly related to recording and publishing images of people without their consent, publishing false allegations and facts with the intention to defame and harm the privacy and deceive minors under 18 years of age and participate in it.
The same sources pointed out to the initial events of this incident after the suspects took a video of children selling roses and paper towels and described them in slanderous terms. They said that they were the product of illicit relations with the sellers and that they were selling their bodies for 100 Dirhams. Following this incident, voices were raised about the need for a serious and responsible investigation against those involved.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office ordered an investigation into the case on April 4 before putting the suspects under theoretical surveillance. It then took the necessary legal directives after being heard by the National Division of the Judicial Police before the case took its legal course.