The leaked video of a cross-dressing man in Marrakech divided Moroccans on social media over New Year’s.
Rabat – General Director of National Security Abdellatif Hammouchi announced disciplinary sanctions ranging from warnings to temporary suspensions for four policemen in Marrakech for not preserving the personal and private data of a cross-dresser who police investigated in a hit-and-run road accident on New Year’s.
The four security members include a divisional police commander, a senior commissioner, a senior peace officer, and a peace officer, according to a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).
The statement condemned the lack of policemen’s rigor in preserving the personal data of an individual who is the subject of a judicial investigation.
The cross-dresser reportedly hit a motorcyclist with his car and attempted to run away.
After stopping him, eyewitnesses and passersby started insulting him after noticing that he was dressed in women’s clothes and wearing a wig.
Videos and pictures of the individual circulated widely shared on social media.
Many Moroccans reacted to the incident. While some slurred him for disrespecting Moroccan culture and religion, others condemned the sharing of his pictures, calling it a violation of his personal freedom.