Dounia Batma and her sister paid MAD 500,000 each for a provisional release during the ongoing investigation.
Rabat – The public prosecutor at the Marrakech Court of First Instance has formally appealed the decision of the investigating judge to grant Moroccan singer Dounia Batma and her sister provisional release on bail.
An investigating judge ordered the release of Dounia and her sister on bail after their indictment for alleged involvement in the “Hamza mon bb” case.
The Hamza mon bb case involves accounts active on social media on Snapchat and Instagram, posting videos and photos about celebrities and influencers for blackmail.
The prosecutor at the court of appeal has contested the court’s decision to release Dounia and Ibtissam Batma on bail.
The singer and her sister paid MAD 500,000 each to be released during the ongoing investigation.
The sisters are facing serious charges, including defamation, blackmail, and sharing people’s statements and photos without their consent.
They could both face to five years in prison if convicted.
National judicial police in Marrakech transferred Dounia Batma and her sister Ibtissam to the Public Prosecutor in Marrakech for further investigation on Monday, December 30.
The Batma sisters are not allowed to leave Moroccan territory before the end of the investigation while the investigation remains ongoing.
Police also seized Dounia’s phone, currently subject to technical examinations to determine any links between the two sisters and the Hamza mon bb case.