Taoufik Bouachrine was sentenced to twelve years in prison on Friday night for his always-denied sex abuse through a violent trial of disagreement.
" Political process For some, " Business of morality For others: The events held at the camera in Casablanca on 8 March attracted the local press because of the seriousness of the accused person's personality and suspicion " Human trafficking«,« Abuse of power for sexual purposes«,« Rape and rape attempts".
The criminal department of the Karl Blanc Court of Appeal, who was arrested in his newspaper office in February and then imprisoned, was guilty of all charges against the head of an independent daily Akhbar al-Yaoum . A prominent journalist was sentenced to 20 years in prison. His lawyers claimed his innocence.
When asked to make his final speech on Friday, Victim of political trial due to his pen"I told Mohamed Ziane, AFP's attorney."Quiet and safe readingI "he" In the Arab world, we still do not understand what freedom of speech is."According to his lawyer, he is paying for his work on Moroccan politicians such as the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Aziz Akhannouch and Senator Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. According to a government source, the Saudi Embassy in Rabat complained to two critical editorial heads."According to his lawyer Abdelmoula El Marouri.
" It's a criminal case with facts and victims. It has nothing to do with expressing political stance and committing sexual violence."I challenged one of the Civilian lawyers, Me Mohammed Karout, who paid the victims 100,000 to 500,000 Dirhams (about 9,000 to 46,000 euros). Compensation is not an indemnity. And Karout said he plans to appeal.
This charge is based on complaints, testimony during arrest, and about 50 rape videos captured at his office. The very obvious image that has leaked from the press is " Miserable practice"According to the plaintiff's lawyer, FixturesHowever, according to the Department of Defense, there is no way to officially confirm Taoufik Bouachrine, and in his latest statement, the press boss denied once again that he was a man in the video. Scenes of consensual relationships"According to one of the lawyers
The case seems to have been incorrect a few times since the trial began. The four women that the prosecution referred to as "victims" are concerned. One of them was sentenced to six months imprisonment for allegedly falsifying police statements. Others did not attend the court.
Eventually, according to a civil lawyer, eight of the 15 originally charged civic groups were rewarded as victims. Due to the closing ceremony, local media distributed conflicting reports during the trial Corruption On the other side of the accused, Case mounted from the beginning".
Taoufik Bouachrine has already been indicted: In 2009, a caricature that is considered rude to the royal family and flag, a "bad reputation" in Morocco in 2015 was prosecuted as "defamation" in early 2018. Two pastors.