The 34-year-old human rights activist’s trial was originally scheduled for Tuesday in the Criminal Division of the Casablanca Court of Appeal, but it has been postponed to April 27.
One of his lawyers told AFP on Thursday (April 8) that the request for the temporary release of journalist Omar Radi was detained for espionage and rape. The detention period is 8 months. This request was again rejected by the Moroccan court. The 34-year-old human rights activist is known for his commitment to protecting human rights and is accused of obtaining “foreign funds”, “attacking the internal security of the country” and “rape” in two jointly judged cases.
After several rejections, his lawyer filed a new parole request at the beginning of his trial, the Tuesday before the Criminal Division of the Casablanca Court of Appeal, and the hearing was postponed to April 27. “We do hope that in view of Omar Radi’s health condition, Omar Radi can be released temporarily. Pre-trial detention is first of all an exceptional measure. He has all the guarantees to participate in the trial.”, Declare to AFP ME Miloud Kandil. However, the journalist gained access to his files, which was not allowed until then.
After one of his colleagues complained, the investigation into the rape case started in July 2020.If Omar Radi talked about “Relationship of Free Consent”, The complainant claimed that she did not agree and defended her “Right to Dignity”. According to journalists, the investigation of “spy” involved information transmitted within the framework of their journalist’s career. Amnesty International reported that the Moroccan authorities monitored his mobile phone through hacking software, and it was opened at the end of June 2020.Rabat has always denied, condemned “International Smear Campaign”.
After criticizing the judge on Twitter, Omar Radi has been sentenced to four months’ probation for “con-seeing the court” in early 2020.