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4,835 people prosecuted for non-compliance with the state of emergency

A total of 4,835 people have been prosecuted by the prosecution in the courts of the Kingdom for violation of the state of health emergency since the entry into force on March 24 of Decree-Law No. 2.20.292 and until Thursday April 2 at 4 p.m., said the presidency of the public prosecutor.

In a press release, the same source specifies that these legal proceedings take place within the framework of the implementation by the public prosecutor of the repressive provisions provided for by decree-law No. 2.20.292 on the provisions relating to the state of emergency health and the procedures for its declaration, noting that among the accused, 334 were brought before the courts in detention.

The presidency of the public prosecutor’s office also affirms that, since the announcement by the public authorities of the state of health emergency on March 20 and until the 23 of the same month, 263 other people have been prosecuted by the prosecution, including 43 in state of detention, for contravention of certain provisions of the penal code, thus bringing the total number of persons prosecuted in this context to 5,098.

Courts of the Kingdom have sentenced some of these accused persons to custodial sentences and to pay fines, the statement added.

In addition, and as part of the fight against misleading information, the prosecution opened 81 judicial investigations which have resulted in the prosecution of 58 people, while other investigations are under way, the same source said.

Starting from its role in the preservation of public order and the security of citizens, the public prosecutor assures that he will not hesitate to apply the law with the requisite firmness against all offenders who expose him to danger citizens’ health security and take citizens’ lives and security lightly, concludes the press release.

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