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Wed Jul 30 05:01:11 SAST 2014

Morocco to change law allowing 'rape marriage'

Sapa-AP | 23 January, 2013 11:45

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Moroccan women's rights activists are welcoming a proposal by the justice minister to change a law that allows rapists to escape prosecution if they marry their underage victim.

Fouzia Assouli, president of the Democratic League for Women's Rights, lauded the move late Tuesday, but warned that the entire penal code needs rewriting to stop violence against women.

Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid announced Monday a plan to remove the paragraph that says that that someone accused of "kidnapping" or "corruption" of a girl under 18 would not be prosecuted if he married her.

Morocco was shocked last year by the suicide of 16-year-old Amina Filali after her family and a judge made her marry the man she said raped her.

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