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.