Morocco activists target 'rape marriage law'

Mock trial staged as part of campaign to get rid of "oppressive" article following death of Amina Filali.



    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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