The condition of the girl would be completely deteriorated after visiting relatives of the rapist, to wash the “affront to the girl and save the honor of the family,” suggested to the family of the young daughter to marry her upon his release from prison. The girl chose to commit suicide rather than marry her rapist.
In Morocco, it is possible for the rapist to “redeem his fault” by marrying his victim. In its Article 475, the Moroccan Penal Code provides an exemption from penalty for the rapist who marries his victim.
Article 475 of the Moroccan Penal Code
Whoever, without violence, threats or fraud, removes or away, or attempts to remove or divert a minor under eighteen years shall be punished with imprisonment of one to five years and a fine of 200 to 500 dirhams.
When a nubile and removed…
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