Mini-skirt wearers absolved in Morocco

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Agadir

TWO young Moroccan women who were arrested for wearing ‘provocative’ mini-skirts have been absolved by an Agadir court following a controversial case that has caused indignation all over the country.
The two hairdressers, aged 23 and 19, were attacked by members of the public on June 16 at a market in Inezgane on their way to work and the police had to step in, local press reported.
Yet they were charged with an offense against modesty and faced between one month and two years in jail.
Following the arrest, various protests were held in Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech and hundreds of lawyers offered to represent the women.
“It’s a victory not just for the two women but also for civilization,” defence lawyer Houcine Bekkar Sbai declared.
Women’s rights groups all over the world are also celebrating the victory.

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