Thursday, December 5, 2019

YouTuber arrested for criticising Moroccan king

A Moroccan social media influencer has appeared in court after he posted criticism of both King Mohammed VI and the general public.

Mohamed Sekkaki, whose YouTube commentaries attract tens of thousands of viewers, had said that the king's speeches were useless.

He also described his fellow citizens as ignorant, saying they watched their rights being flouted without saying a word.

The public prosecutor's office said Mr Sekkaki had been arrested following several complaints from citizens about the "insults and degrading descriptions" in a video, AFP news agency reports"

In Morocco, the king is regarded as being beyond public criticism, and the charges Mr Sekkaki faces include showing contempt for the country's institutions.

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