Morocco Women Protest Against Rape-Marriage Law

Several hundred women’s rights activists have demonstrated outside Morocco’s parliament to demand the repeal of a law on sexual violence.

Morocco’s penal code allows a rapist to marry his victim if she is a minor as a way of avoiding prosecution.

A 16-year-old girl, Amina Filali, killed herself a week ago after being severely beaten during a forced marriage to her rapist.

The protesters held signs saying, “The law has killed Amina”.

The parents of Amina Filali were at the protest, says the BBC’s Nora Fakim, in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

They say their daughter was pressured by a local court into marrying her rapist, who then abused her.

She died after swallowing rat poison on 10 March.

Campaigners are also calling for the judge who allowed the marriage and the rapist to be jailed.

-BBC

  1. Aminu Reply

    What a stupid law? So, if a guy is inlove wit a gal nd she dont lyk he should simply rape her? What a joke

  2. AWAP,INC. Reply

    It’s about time women stood up against this injustice in Morocco and where ever else, rapists/beasts are cuddled and given the upperhand. Hopefully, this young woman’s death won’t be in vain.

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