Friday, August 7, 2015


Sixteen-year-old Amina Filali became a cause célèbre for Moroccan women's rights activists when shecommitted suicide by swallowing rat poison after she was forced to marry her rapist in accordance with a court order. Her act triggered a human rights campaign -- including a sit-in outside Parliament, a petition, and a Facebook group -- to repeal Article 475 in Morocco's penal code, which allows men to escape punishment for crimes if they wed their victims. One week after Filali died in the northwestern city of Larache, hundreds of women's rights advocates filled the streets in the capital, Rabat, to protest the retrograde law.,%20legal%20loophole%20questioned%20after%20girl%27s%20death

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