The Marrakech Court of Appeal sentenced the famous Moroccan singer Dounia Batam on Wednesday 27 January to one year in prison and 10,000 dirhams fine in the case of the scandal account, known as “Hamza mon bb”.
On 29 July 2020, the Marrakech Court of First Instance sentenced the singer to 8 months in prison and a fine of 10,000 dirhams.
The Court also upheld the sentences handed down at first instance against Ibtissam Batma, one year in prison and a fine of 10,000 dirhams in addition to 20,000 dirhams to be paid to two plaintiffs: singer Saida Charaf and fashion designer Siham Badda, known as “Sultana”.
Sophia Chakiri, also prosecuted in detention, is sentenced to 10 months in prison and a fine of 10,000 dirhams. On the other hand, the court decided to reduce the sentence of fashion designer Aicha Ayach to six months in prison instead of one and a half years.
At the first part of the trial, the Marrakech Court of Appeal upheld the verdict handed down by the Court of First Instance on 4 January against three defendants. Youtuber Sukaina Jannah, aka “Glamour”, Simo Daher and the owner of a car rental agency, Adnane Saken, will remain in jail to serve a prison sentence of two closes each, in addition to a fine of 10,000 Dirhams.
The three accused had been convicted of “participation in fraudulent access to the computer data system”, “deliberate involvement in impeding the operation of the system, its disruption and change in its processing mode”, “dissemination of images and statements of others without his consent”, and “dissemination of facts deceitful for the sole purpose of harming the privacy of individuals and defaming them.”