Two Morocco Women Acquitted of Indecency Charges | AFP

A victory for Morocco and its civil society, which had mobilized in support of two women who were facing charges of indecency:

afpA Moroccan court acquitted two women who faced charges of “gross indecency” for wearing dresses in public, their lawyer said Monday, after their case sparked a national outcry.

“This is a victory not only for these two women but for all members of civil society who mobilized,” said defense attorney Houcine Bekkar Sbai.

Fouzia Assouli, head of the LDDF women’s rights organization, confirmed the acquittals handed down by a court in the southern city of Agadir.

“This acquittal is positive and shows that wearing this type of clothing (a dress) is not a crime,” Assouli told AFP…[full story]

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