Morocco-ALSHARQIYA January 27: The Court of Appeal in Marrakesh, Wednesday morning, sentenced Moroccan singer Donia Batma to 12 months in prison, against the background of her pursuit of the case of blackmailing celebrities known in the media as "Hamza Moon Bibi".
On July 30, 2020, the Court of First Instance in Marrakech had sentenced to 8 months imprisonment in prison for Batma, before issuing the Marrakech appeal, on Wednesday morning, its ruling to add 4 months in force, bringing the prison term in force to 12 months.
This ruling was issued against Donia Batma, as part of her follow-up on charges of participating in the fraudulent automated data processing system and deliberately participating in obstructing the functioning of this system, disturbing it and changing its treatment method.
Batma was also convicted of broadcasting and distributing through the information systems the statements and pictures of people without their consent, and broadcasting false facts with the intent to harm the private life of people with the intention of defaming them, participating in that, threatening and obstructing the functioning of this system.
On the other hand, the initial verdict against the singer's sister, Ibtisam Batma, was upheld for one year in prison.
Donia Batma has repeatedly denied her connection to the controversial account, and confirmed that she is being campaigned by people who want to offend her and undermine her "artistic success."
Batmah was banned from traveling several months ago, and she canceled her follow-up with a number of artists on the "Instagram" site, hinting that they did not support her in the recent crisis.
Artists and celebrities in Morocco and abroad said that the account "Hamza Moon Bibi" for which Batma was convicted, ruined the lives of many of them.
Batma comes from an ancient artistic family in Morocco, and her star rose to prominence at the Arab level after participating in the talent program "Arab Idol".