Teen Moroccan rapper jailed over videos: colleagues

RABAT, MOROCCO- A teenaged Moroccan rapper was sentenced to three months in prison Friday on a variety of charges that include distorting the words of the national anthem, immorality and encouraging drug use, colleagues said.
Othman A, known as Mr Crazy, was also fined 500 dirhams (45 euros/$57) over videos in which the 17-year-old singer acts out scenes of violence and raps about daily life in Casablanca.

It is from the poor neighbourhoods of this city of five million that he draws his inspiration.
Othman has been in juvenile detention since his arrest on August 9, and the Akhbar al-Yaoum newspaper said he will probably be released at the end of the three months beginning from then, or November 8.
Officials could not be immediately reached to confirm the verdict.

Sunday, October 19th 2014

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