Marokko: Zwei Mädchen wegen eines Kusses vor Gericht

marokko_gay„Two teenage girls are to go on trial in Morocco on homosexuality charges after they were caught kissing and reported to police. The girls, identified as 16-year-old Sanaa and 17-year-old Hajar, were detained after being ‚caught kissing and hugging on the roof of a house‘ in Marrakesh last week, according to the Moroccan Association of Human Rights. A passer-by photographed them and sent pictures to the families of the girls who informed the police and the two girls were arrested on the same day, activist Omar Arbib told AFP.

The girls will be defended by a lawyer appointed by the Moroccan Association of Human Rights, and were due to appear in court on Friday. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Morocco, under article 489 of the penal code which forbids ‚licentious or unnatural acts with an individual of the same sex‘.Homosexuality can be punished with anything from six months to three years imprisonment, alongside a fine of up to 1200 dirhams (£260).“ (Gabriel Samuels: „Moroccan teenage girls face prison over ‚lesbian kiss‘“)

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