Please Read Appeal Postponed for Moroccan Convert from Islam Sentenced for 'Proselytizing', by Morning Star News, at Religion Today.
"A Moroccan court yesterday postponed until Dec. 31 an appeals hearing for a convert hastily sentenced to prison for alleged “proselytizing,” in hopes that international publicity over his conviction will subside by then, Christian sources said.
"Mohamed El Baladi was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Sept. 3, just a week after his arrest on Aug. 28, in a court in the northern town of Taounate, 50 miles from Fez. The court convicted him before police allowed him to obtain legal representation, and officers vilified him for leaving Islam and pressured him to reveal names of other converts to Christianity, sources said (see Morning Star News, Sept. 13).
"Police also incited other inmates and guards in prison to beat him by pointing out that he had left Islam and spreading false rumors about him, they said."