Famous Moroccan rapper begins hunger strike

Jailed Moroccan rapper Mouad Belghouat has begun hunger strike.

Famous Moroccan rapper begins hunger strike

World Bulletin / News Desk

Moroccan rapper Mouad Belghouat has begun a hunger strike in protest at the conditions of his detention, several friends said on Monday in claims denied by the prison, reported Africa Review. 

"He decided to begin a hunger strike on Monday after a series of provocations and in the absence of a response to his demands to meet the prison director as well as a doctor, as he feels physically weak," Maria Karim, a close friend and activist with the February 20 protest movement said.

Belghouat, who goes by his rapper name Al-Haqed (The Rancorous One), was considered a public face of the February 20 movement that was born in 2011 during the Arab Spring, and which demands sweeping political reforms in Morocco.

Mouad Belghouat jailed in July for defaming the police. 

Last Mod: 05 Şubat 2013, 13:44
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