France : Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred released on bail

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Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred./Ph. DR

Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred has been released on bail by the Aix-en-Provence Appeal Court, reports French local newspaper Var Matin. His detention is not longer justified at this stage of the investigation, said the court.

Imprisoned since September the 18th, the singer had to leave Luynes prison on Wednesday, December the 5th.

Indicted for «rape», the Moroccan pop star was arrested on August 26 in Saint-Tropez after a young French woman lodged a complaint against him. The Liberty and Detention judge then placed him under judicial supervision, prohibiting him from leaving the country, and confiscating his passport.

It is not the first time that Lamjarred faces similar accusations. In October 2016, the singer was arrested in Paris for allegedly «raping» and sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman.

While awaiting trial, Saad Lamjarred remained incarcerated until April 2017, when he was released by the Paris Court of Appeal on the condition of wearing an electronic bracelet. In March, he was authorized to travel to Morocco to promote his song «Ghazali Ghazali».

For the record, Lamjarred was indicted for rape on April 11, 2017, after a French-Moroccan woman claimed that he had beaten and sexually assaulted her in Casablanca in 2015.

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