Rabat - The Appeal Court of Paris confirmed on Monday the provisional detention of the Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred, who was arrested in October in France for "aggravated rape,” according to AFP.
Rabat – The Appeal Court of Paris confirmed on Monday the provisional detention of the Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred, who was arrested in October in France for “aggravated rape,” according to AFP.
“In accordance with the request of the public prosecutor, the investigating chamber of the appeal court upheld the provisional detention ordered by a judge of freedoms and detention,” the same source said.
Lamjarred’s three-lawyers, Eric Dupont Moretti, Brahim Rachidi, and Jean Marc Fedida, intend to escalate the case and have it moved from the Court of Appeal to the higher Court of Cassation following the upholding of the Paris Appeal Court’s sentence to remand Lamjarred in custody on charges of “aggravated sexual assault.”
Hespress goes on to quote informed sources as saying the alleged victim of the assault “has refused to appear in court and she plans to travel.” The sources added. “The prosecutor claims that she has projects [abroad] and she needs to travel.”
Appointed by King Mohammed VI to defend Lamjarred’s issue, lawyer Eric Dupont Moretti, said last week that “the Paris Appeals Court should examine Lamjarred’s request to be released on bail by November 10.”
Ahead of his concert, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday October 31 at the Palace of Congress in Paris, Lamjarred was arrested at the Marriot Hotel in Paris, sparking shock among Moroccans.
Several Moroccan artists have expressed their support for Lamjarred, including Dounia Batma, Ibtissam Tiskat, Othmane Mouline, and Hatim Ammor, among others.