We are The year-old writes for Arabic-language newspaper Akhbar Al-Yaoum, which has a history of disputes with the authorities. We have reached 7, signatures and are still going. I am so proud. Ms Raissouni, who comes from a famous dissident family, is religiously but not yet legally married and had been due to tie the knot with her partner Rifaat al-Amin earlier in the month. She denies having had an abortion.
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Demonstrators hold up a sign showing the portrait of jailed Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni outside a courthouse in the capital Rabat on September 9, The statement comes as a Moroccan female journalist stands trial for allegedly having sex outside of wedlock and illegally terminating a pregnancy. More than signatures et going for this manifesto that we wrote Leila Slimani and myself! To commit, send your name to : texte gmail.
Although prostitution in Morocco has been illegal since the s  it is widespread. In the Moroccan Health Ministry estimated there were 50, prostitutes in Morocco, the majority in the Marrakech area. Many children are vulnerable as adoption laws in Morocco are very rigid and difficult. Morocco's increasing reputation for attracting foreign pedophiles made it sign various international treaties to deal with the problem.
The defendants denied that an abortion had taken place and said that Ms. Raissouni had sought treatment after suffering a blood clot. It all poses many questions.