The arrest of two teenagers who uploaded a photo of themselves kissing to Facebook has sparked a massive, ongoing debate about personal freedoms in Morocco, and this week, as the couple's case goes to trial, online hacktivist group Anonymous is rallying behind them in support.
On Oct. 3, a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy were arrested in the city of Nador and jailed for "violating public decency" after posting a photo of themselves kissing in front of their school on Facebook. According to Al Jazeera, a 16-year-old friend of the couple was also arrested for taking the picture.
The trio was released on bail Oct. 7, but they are scheduled to appear in court Nov. 22 when they each face up to two years in prison.
Debate over the issue has been rampant among Moroccans in recent weeks according to local reports.
Written By: Lauren O’Neil
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