(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Jailed Journalist Taoufik Bouachrine Hospitalized, Trial Postponed Rabat – The journalist Taoufik Bouachrine , held facing charges for alleged sexual misconduct, was hospitalized on Monday.
Bouachrine was transferred to Casablanca's Bouafi Hospital to receive treatment for a shoulder ache.
Bouachrine's hospitalization resulted in the change of his trial date, which was originally scheduled for Monday, July 2.
The journalist will appear before the court on July 9 instead.
The news was confirmed by Abdessamad El Idrissi, a member of Bouachrine's defense team.
Bouachrine was arrested in February after several women lodged complaints against him for sexual assault, rape, and violence.
Authorities allege that they have more than 50 tapes supporting the charges filed against him.
The videos will be admissible evidence in his trial.
In the five months since his arrest, Bouachrine has been denying the charges against him. According to his lawyers, the charges are a 'conspiracy.'