Netizens Mourn After A Moroccan Girl Who Was Forced To Marry Her Rapist Commits Suicide
#RIPAmina is gaining traction following the suicide of a young girl, Amina from Larache, Morocco. According to online reports, Amina was raped by a man 10 years her senior a year ago. Following an agreement between her family and a civil court Amina was forced to marry her rapist, which protected him from any criminal charges according to Moroccan penal code.
The snapshot below highlights Article 475 from Moroccan law which decrees that anyone who rapes a female minor, under the age of 18, will receive immunity from criminal charges as long as they marry the minor.
Women’s rights groups in Morocco, like Mouvement Alternatif pour les Libertés Individuelles (MALI), have been vocal in their opposition against Article 475.
MALI issued the following press release on March 8, also International Women’s Day, to protest Moroccan law.
WHAT THE FUCKKKKK SIGNAL BOOST LIKE A MMMMMUUUUUFFFUUKAHAAAAHHH reblog this, research it and spread the word. If there is no petition in existence about this bullshit, I’m starting one. LIKE YESTERDAY
same shit here in the countryside …poor girl
Faces of Morocco
A collection of the portraits I made in Morocco, from the Berber people in the Atlas Mountains to city folk in Marrakech and Essaouira.