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Reports: Moroccan man jailed with Ray Cole for ‘homosexual acts’ released on bail

Joseph McCormick October 9, 2014

The Moroccan friend who was jailed alongside British gay man Ray Cole for “homosexual acts” appears to have been released, but may still face jail.

Ray Cole, 70, a retired magazine publisher from Deal in Kent, was arrested last month, during a holiday to Marrakesh to visit his Moroccan friend, Jamal Jam Wald Nass.

Last Thursday he was found guilty of “homosexual acts” and sentenced to four months behind bars, alongside Mr Wald Nass.

Now according to several reports out of Morocco, Wald Nass has been released on bail, after he appealed the conviction.

Despite this, he may be returned to jail, which Ray Cole described as “a concentration camp”, because of the pair’s interactions on social media. Yabiladi news reports that he “will still face justice”.

On the release of Ray Cole earlier this week, the fate of Wald Nass was not mentioned.

Adrian Cole previously described his trial as a “complete farce”, and claimed that the judge did not take into account Mr Cole’s medical conditions.

Petitions had been started prior to his release, calling for him to be let out, and to stop the arrest of same-sex couples engaging in consensual relationships.

 

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