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Morocco activists target 'rape marriage law'
Mock trial staged as part of campaign to get rid of "oppressive" article following death of Amina Filali.
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2012 11:30



Amina Filali was just 15 when she was allegedly raped, and was subsequently pressured by judges and - by some accounts - her own mother, to became the child bride of her rapist.

A few months later Filali killed herself, reportedly because she was unable to endure ill-treatment from her husband.

Filali's incident has brought the marriage of minors and the marriage of victims to their rapists to the fore.

Now, activists in Morocco have staged a mock trial as part of their campaign to rid the 50-year-old "oppressive" article from the country's law books.

Al Jazeera's Khadija Magardie reports.

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Al Jazeera
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