Saad Lamjarred to Be Released from Prison Under Surveillance

Rabat – After months of anticipation, Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred will be released this evening from the Fleury-Merogis prison in France, according to his lawyer’s statement to Huffpost Maghreb.Lamjarred’s lawyer, Eric Dupond-Moretti, has revealed that “Saad Lamjarred will be released from prison tonight, April 13 under electronic surveillance. However, he will have to remain in France.”Electronic tagging involves the use of an electronic device, usually a tag fitted to the ankle of a prisoner, who is mandated to wear it upon release from prison. According to the French Ministry of Justice’s website, the electronic tag “compels the person wearing it to stay at his or her home or at a host’s property at certain times fixed by the judge, commonly from 7:00 pm to 8:00 am.”Electronic tagging, according to the same source, is a method of accommodating a prison sentence without actual imprisonment.Lamjarred will wear the tag on his ankle. If he attempts to leave his property outside the fixed hours, a prison guard will immediately be notified by a remote alarm.Just before he was about to take to the stage on October 31 at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, an important moment in any artist’s career, Lamjarred was arrested for the second time on charges of sexual assault.According to articles 222-27 to 222-30 of the French penal code, the pop star risks up to ten years in prison if he is found guilty. read more