The 34-year-old man was accused of obtaining “foreign funds”, “attacking the internal security of the country” and “rape”.
Agence France-Presse pointed out that since the end of July 2020, the trial of Moroccan journalist Omar Radi’s preventive detention for rape and espionage crimes began in Casablanca on April 6 and was immediately postponed to April. 27th.
The 34-year-old journalist is known for his commitment to defending human rights and is accused of obtaining “foreign funds”, “undermining internal security” and “rape” in both cases in the joint trial. Trial by the Criminal Division of the Casablanca Court of Appeal.Omar Radi has always denied the allegations, claiming that he is “revenge” power.
During the hearing, his defender requested his temporary release and allowed his case to be heard. The justices who have so far rejected all his release requests must rule on these two points on Thursday.
After one of his colleagues complained, the investigation into the rape case started in July 2020.If Omar Radi talked about “Relationship of Free Consent”, The complainant claims that she disagrees and patiently defended her “Right to Dignity”. Another journalist, Imad Stitou, was first cited as a defense witness, and his friend Omar Radi was also tried for “participation in rape.”
According to the defendant, the investigation into “espionage” involved information transmitted within the scope of his journalist profession. After the report of Amnesty International claimed that Moroccan mobile phone was being monitored by hacking software, the mobile phone was opened at the end of June 2020.Rabat has always denied, condemned “International Smear Movement”.
Several human rights organizations, including Amnesty and Human Rights Watch, called on the Moroccan authorities on Monday to allow the journalist “Provisional release and guarantee a fair trial of all parties”. “The trial is currently being conducted in a normal manner”, Estimated ME Miloud Kandil also hopes to be tried after the hearing “Fair”.
Omar Radi supporters often remind us, “In recent years, several independent journalists, activists and politicians have been arrested, tried or imprisoned on suspicious allegations of sexual assault.” In Morocco.
After the hearing, about 20 protesters sat in front of the court, chanting slogans like this: “Unfair trial!”, “Stop prosecuting!”, “What a shame! You suppress the press”. “We are shocked to see that this monster has supporters, who are in the attire of human rights.”, In this regard, the complainant wrote on Facebook.
After criticizing the judge on Twitter, Omar Radi has been sentenced to four months’ probation for “con-seeing the court” in early 2020. His father worried about his health on Tuesday and said he was undergoing a medical examination. “We exchanged opinions briefly. His morale is very good. Even after losing weight, his body seems to be very good.”After the hearing, Mr. Stitou told AFP.