The Moroccan singer Fatima Zahra, known as « Cheikha Trax », was sentenced by the Court of First Instance of Marrakech for non-respect of the state of health emergency. She was given a one month suspended prison sentence and a symbolic fine of 1,000 DH (61,340 FCFA).
The court of first instance in Marrakech gave its verdict on Friday 19 March in the case of Cheikha Trax, whose real name is Fatima Zahra. The Moroccan singer was prosecuted in a state of freedom for not respecting the state of health emergency. She was given a one-month suspended prison sentence and a symbolic fine of 1,000 DH (61,340 FCFA). The Court of First Instance in Marrakech imposed the same sentence on her mother.
On 14 January last, while she was celebrating her engagement to a Gulf prince, in the presence of dozens of guests in her home in the Riad Salam district of Guéliz, the Marrakech police descended on the scene. The party had been interrupted. The raid followed a video of the artist’s wedding party posted live on a Facebook page.
The police had then arrested and fined nearly 37 guests. They were released after paying a fine of 300 DH (18 402 FCFA) for violating the state of health emergency related to the Coronavirus pandemic, which has already claimed many victims in Morocco recently.
As for the singer Fatima Zahra, known as Cheikha Trax, and her mother, they were taken to the police station, before being released and then prosecuted in a state of freedom for not respecting the state of health emergency decreed in the Cherifian kingdom, in order to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.