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Morocco police arrest 12 suspects for brutalising, gang-raping teenage girl for 2 months

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Morocco police arrest 12 suspects for brutalising, gang-raping teenage girl for 2 months

The police in Morocco have arrested no less than 12 suspects and are on the hunt for three others for raping and brutalising a 17-year-old girl.

The abuses took place over a period of two months while she was kept in detention by her assaulters.

In an online video interview with Morocco’s Chouf TV last week, the girl alleged her kidnappers “would assault me one by one”, burned her, and didn’t feed her or let her shower. She appeared to have scars from cigarette burns on her hands.

The girl said she was held captive in the town of Olad Ayad, in the central Moroccan province of Beni Mellal.

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“They held me for about two months and raped and tortured me. I will never forgive them. They have destroyed me,” she said.

Reports say after news of the incident last week which revealed that the girl was abducted, brutalised, and forcibly tattooed, a wild protests erupted which has sparked a new public outcry over women’s rights and sexual abuse cases.

 

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