A French court sentences Saad Lamjarred to 6 years in prison for rape

Muhammad Jamal wrote

Friday, February 24, 2023 07:40 PM

On Friday, the Paris Criminal Court sentenced Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred to 6 years in prison, after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a young French woman in 2016, AFP reported.

A journalist on Radio France International (RFA) said that the court and the jury were convinced of the charges against Saad Lamjarred.

She added that the court convicted Lamjarred to 6 years in prison, noting that he has 10 days to appeal the verdict.

The President of the Court had given Lamjarred this morning the last opportunity to deliver his speech, before the session was suspended for several hours to deliberate on the final decision.

Lamjarred repeated, in his last speech before the court, that he “still insists that he did not rape” the young woman (Laura), thanking the judge for listening to him.

The courtroom was filled to capacity at the moment the verdict was pronounced. Laura, her mother, and wife Lamjarred Ghaitha were among the attendees.

The 37-year-old singer was accused of raping a French woman in a hotel on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in October 2016, while he was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine.

On Thursday, the French Public Prosecution requested that he be imprisoned for seven years, in addition to banning him from entering France for five years after serving his sentence.

The Moroccan singer denied, on Wednesday and Friday, before the court in Paris, that he had raped the young French woman, Laura B. or had a sexual relationship with her.

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