scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Monday, August 08, 2022

2 French journalists arrested in blackmail of Moroccan king

Dupont-Moretti said the Moroccan leadership filed a lawsuit in Paris and the arrests came after a sting operation.

By: AP | Paris |
August 28, 2015 2:04:54 pm
Paris, Morocco, King Mohammed VI, French, France, French journalists arrest, international news, news FILE- The king has built a reputation as a moderate, modern leader, though journalists in Morocco have been jailed for criticizing him. (Source: AP)

The Paris prosecutor’s office and a lawyer for Morocco’s King Mohammed VI say two French journalists have been arrested in France for allegedly trying to blackmail the monarch.

The prosecutor’s office said the two, Eric Laurent and Catherine Graciet, remained in detention Friday.

Eric Dupont-Moretti, a lawyer for the king, told RTL radio Thursday that Laurent claimed he and Graciet were writing a compromising book about the monarch and demanded 3 million euros ($3.4 million) to keep it unpublished.

[related-post]

Subscriber Only Stories
ExplainSpeaking: What RBI’s surveys tell about India’s economyPremium
What Opposition states want: More IAS officers, MSP guarantee, GST exempt...Premium
Jal Jeevan mission: A Maharashtra village holds a lesson for the rest of ...Premium
From Nalanda ruins, ‘university of future’ is ready with new campus, coursesPremium

Dupont-Moretti said the Moroccan leadership filed a lawsuit in Paris and the arrests came after a sting operation.

The king has built a reputation as a moderate, modern leader, though journalists in Morocco have been jailed for criticizing him.

Laurent and Graciet co-wrote a book in 2012 about the king.

TWO IS ALWAYS BETTER | Our two-year subscription package offers you more at less

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest World News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
First published on: 28-08-2015 at 02:04:54 pm
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.

Featured Stories

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement