Morocco: Don't prosecute young woman arrested for sexual video shared without her consent

Morocco: Don't prosecute young woman arrested for sexual video shared without her consent

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Concerned Moroccan a lancé cette pétition adressée à Moroccan authorities and Ministy of Justice

On January 6th 2021, Moroccan authorities arrested a mentally challenged mother in her twenties after an old, private sexual video was shared without her consent and spread across Moroccan social media. According to media, the concerned video shows the young woman, in a private setting, performing sexual acts on her former male partner, whose identity cannot be identified in the video. The video was allegedly leaked by this same partner who currently does not live in Morocco.

The young woman was brought before the Public Prosecution office, which ordered the extension of the period of pre-trial detention before her appearance before the judiciary in a session set for January 14th. 

The Moroccan penal code criminalises the broadcasting and distribution of private material without a person's consent. However, despite repeated demands of civil society, Moroccan law still criminalises sexual relations outside of marriage, or "debauchery" as it calls it, up to 1 year imprisonment for heterosexuals and 3 years imprisonment and a fine for homosexuals.

By signing this petition, we demand Moroccan authorities and Ministry of Justice to NOT perpetuate the cycle of violence against this victim who has been violated, respect her privacy and the private lives of all Moroccan citizens, and bring the actual culprit to justice.

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