- 01 May 2012
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- 28 April 2012
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A top Moroccan newspaper editor, convicted and jailed under the penal code for his writings, was freed Saturday after serving a year in prison.
Rachid Nini, editor of the country's most popular daily, al-Massae, was convicted for "trying to discredit and influence a court and publishing information on crimes that haven't been proven.
- 27 April 2012
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In Morocco, a man who has sex with an under-aged girl can escape prosecution by marrying her. Some judges even allow a man accused of raping a girl to go free as long as he marries her.
That’s what happened in the case of 16-year-old Amina Filali. Her family says she was raped by a local man. Amina’s father, Lahcen Filali, said the prosecutor offered marriage as a way to restore his daughter’s honor.