Moroccan police have arrested Moroccan YouTuber Mohammed Sekkaki, known as Moul Kaskita, for publishing a video on his channel that contains “insults to Moroccan citizens and public institutions,” according to the attorney general at Settat’s Court of First Instance.
The arrest took place on Saturday, November 30, only one day after the YouTuber posted his video online.
The charges include using degrading terms towards the Moroccan people and their dignity and expressing prejudice against public institutions. Moul Kaskita was also carrying a small quantity of drugs at the time of the arrest, according to the attorney general.
While the video that led to Sekkaki’s arrest disappeared from his channel on Tuesday, December 2, there are many re-uploads on several online channels.
In the 12-minute-long video, Sekkaki speaks to the camera criticizing Morocco, its people, government, and King. The segment that prompted the arrest is one where he calls Moroccan people “stupid,” according to the attorney general.
“Moroccan people are stupid and uneducated. Moroccans only care about buttocks. Moroccans do not know how to vote because they are ignorant,” said the YouTuber. Sekkaki referenced certain YouTube videos about body enhancement trending in Morocco.