Nezha Regragui Sues Tunisian Alhiwar Channel for Mocking Saad Lamjarred

Rabat – Renowned Moroccan actress Nezha Regragui has reportedly sued the Tunisian channel “Elhiwar Ettounsi’s” director who broadcast a comedy show mocking her son, Saad Lamjarred.The “Omour Jidiya” (“Serious Stuff”) show that satirically tackled Saad Lamjarred’s rape case in France aroused Nezha Regragui’s anger. Lamjarred is awaiting trial in a rape case brought by Laura Prioul in October 2016.Dressed in orange and chained, the Saad Lamjarred mimic comes into the show’s court cursing and intimidating people around him. He stands to face the plaintiff, Laura Prioul, and begins an argument in which each tries to defend themselves. The trial concluded its proceedings with the announcement of a 20-year prison sentence for Lamjarred while the plaintiff repeatedly shouted, “Live long justice!”In late August, the French public prosecutor’s office issued an order to arrest Lamjarred in the French city of Saint Tropez after another woman told police Lamjarred had raped her. After 48 hours, the court released Lamjarred on a bail of €150,000 and seized his passport.In early September, a French appeals court issued an order to remand the Moroccan singer to custody, on the prosecutor’s appeal. Many of Saad Lamjarred’s fans remain loyal to the singer and believe he has been wrongly accused.  Moroccan actress Sanaa Akroud has said that Lamjarred’s parents have always believed in their son’s fans to stand against the allegations.The link to the comedy show video: read more

Dont judge a bookshop by its cover shoppers warned as Waterstones opens three

first_imgMany shopkeepers in the town blame the arrival of national chains for pushing up rents and therefore affecting business rates, which are due to rise by an average of 177 per cent in the area over the next five years.The Waterstones store in Southwold is located in a Grade II listed building, and has a sign written in plain lettering on a light blue background above the front door and on a traditional swinging sign.However, a small handwritten sign in the window states: “Southwold Books is the trading name of Waterstones Booksellers Ltd.”Waterstones has launched another two unbranded stores in Rye, East Sussex, and Harpenden, Hertfordshire.The shops are said to be such a success that the chain is considering opening more.Chris Viner, 77, who works in a Rye studio that sells model soldiers, said: “I suspect Waterstones wouldn’t have been able to set up shop if they had stuck a big sign on the front. The whole town would have been up in arms. They would have had their pitchforks out.”Clive Sawyer, 66, who owns a gallery a few doors along, added: “Waterstones has crept in under the guise of a nice, independent book store, which it simply isn’t. Ultimately, it’s the dishonesty I really dislike.” However, managing director James Daunt denied that Waterstones was using “subterfuge” to attract customers, and said he wanted the company to have stores with their own identities.He said: “We don’t pretend we are not Waterstones. The idea that this is some type of subterfuge is ridiculous.” Local competitors has complained that the bookseller is being ‘dishonest’Credit:Clara Molden The self-help section in Waterstones Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. High street booksellers Waterstones has opened three unbranded stores, sparking accusations of “dishonesty” from rivals.Three shops, including Southwold Books in Suffolk, have opened under different names, with only a handwritten notice in the window stating the owners’ true identity.However, local competitors have complained about the tactic.John Wells, 77, who has owned book, card and gift shop Wells of Southwold for 30 years, said: “To call themselves Southwold Books is a bit naughty. Locals know what the shop is, but visitors don’t.”last_img read more