Moroccan girls not punished for kissing each other

This video says about itself:

4 November 2016

Two teenage Moroccan girls are facing jail time after they were caught kissing #FreeTheGirls

Fortunately, these girls are not going to jail.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Acquittal for kissing Moroccan girls

Today, 13:57

Two Moroccan girls who stood trial in Marrakesh because they had kissed each other have been acquitted. The teenagers were suspected of homosexuality. The judge ruled that the two should go back to their parents.

The girls, 16 and 17 years old, were arrested in October, after the mother of one of the teens had reported them. She had found on her daughter’s phone a picture of the girls kissing each other.

After the two were arrested, the mother said she was sorry that she had reported her daughter. At that time, the case could not be stopped any more. The judge ruled that the parents of the girls should pay the costs.

A lot of attention

The case sparked outrage in Morocco. In that land sometimes gay men are on trial, but it was the first time that two girls were persecuted for that reason.

Human rights organizations from at home and abroad wanted the authorities to drop the charges. That has not happened, but all that attention led to the girls being acquitted, according to correspondent Sjoukje Rietbroek.

Protests erupt in Morocco after two die working in abandoned mine: here.

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  1. Pingback: Moroccan girls not punished for kissing each other — Dear Kitty. Some blog | CHILDREN IN SHADOW ::: CHILDREN IN WAR

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