Moroccan women cleared of indecency charges
- The two Moroccan women had faced charges of public obscenity for wearing too tight of skirts, which carries a penalty of up to two years in prison.
- The women’s defense attorney indicated that the women will be pursuing legal action against the merchants who harassed them over their dress in the market where the conflict occurred.
- More than 27,000 had signed a petition of support for the women, and solidarity protests were held in Agadir and Casablanca.
“This is a victory not only for these two women, but for all members of civil society who mobilised.”
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