France Bail Judge Recalls Saad Lamjarred to Review His Release

Rabat – Saad Lamjarred will appear in front of the judge determining bail conditions in Draguignan, at the request of the Court of Paris.According to Media Part, the Moroccan singer could go back to detention after his September 18 hearing. Saad Lamjarred was released on judicial supervision following a complaint of rape filed recently against him by a young French seasonal worker in Saint-Tropez.The 33-year-old artist was arrested on Sunday, August 26, in Saint-Tropez in southeastern France after police received a new rape complaint from another woman. The singer is already facing a trial on charges of rape for a 2016 incident in France. After two days in custody, the pop star was placed under judicial supervision and prohibited from leaving France or contacting the complainant. In addition, the singer was required to pay bail of €150,000.The singer of “Ghazali” met the victim in a nightclub in Saint-Tropez, on Saturday night, August 25. He invited her to his hotel room and, according to Lamjarred’s lawyer, they had “a consensual sexual relationship.” The woman, however, immediately reported to the authorities that Lamjarred had beaten and raped her.Following his arrest, the Moroccan singer’s name was ruled off the list of nominees in the All Africa Awards (AFRIMA) competition, which will take place in Ghana in November.Lamjarred had been nominated in three categories: Best singer in Africa, best song in Africa for “Casablanca,” and best artist in North Africa.Bachir Abdou’s son was previously arrested in France on October 26, 2016, for the sexual assault of Laura Prioul. The trial has not yet commenced.French authorities temporarily released the artist on bail under electronic surveillance on April 13, 2017, after he spent nearly six months at the Marriott Champs Elysées in Paris pending his trial.

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