A Moroccan court issued an international arrest warrant for Egyptian journalist Ahmed Mansour.
Rabat – The prosecutor at the Rabat Court of Appeals issued an international arrest warrant for Egyptian Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour on Monday.
The Rabat prosecutor’s office is charging Mansour with marriage fraud, customary marriage, and public insults.
Ahmed Mansour reportedly married Karima Fritis, a member of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) party, in 2012.
The marriage contract Mansour and Fritis signed, however, is allegedly not recognized in Morocco. Fritis was 26 years old at the time of the wedding. The journalist reportedly paid a brideprice of $9,000.
The couple spent their honeymoon in Turkey. But at the Istanbul airport, the journalist abandoned his new bride, according to her story.
Germany arrested Mansour in 2015 at the request of the Egyptian police. A German court acquitted Mansour on charges of rape, theft, and kidnapping.
Mansour has been hosting Al Jazeera’s “Bela Hodod” talk show since 1999.