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16-Year-Old Girl Kills Self After Forced Marriage To Rapist

★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2012/03/15 03:10:54

RABAT, Morocco -- The case of a 16-year-old girl who killed herself after she was forced to marry her rapist has spurred outrage among Morocco's internet activists and calls for changes to the country's laws.

An online petition, a Facebook page and countless tweets expressed horror over the suicide of Amina Filali, who swallowed rat poison on Saturday to protest her marriage to the man who raped her a year earlier.

Article 475 of the Moroccan penal code allows for the "kidnapper" of a minor to marry his victim to escape prosecution, and it has been used to justify a traditional practice of making a rapist marry his victim to preserve the honor of the woman's family.

"Amina, 16, was triply violated, by her rapist, by tradition and by Article 475 of the Moroccan law," tweeted activist Abadila Maaelaynine.

Read More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/14/amina-filali-morocco...

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  • Zamboni - Madoka Magica fan... 2012/03/24 23:58:41
    Zamboni - Madoka Magica fan BN0
    +1
    I heard about this news. Sadness and anger. Sadly for me, there is nothing I can do.
  • Aly Hart 2012/03/21 23:58:31
  • Darlin' 2012/03/18 22:27:10
    Darlin'
    +1
    OMG This makes me feel just sick. RIP little Amina.
  • idk 2012/03/17 02:22:20
    idk
    +1
    awh poor girl i understand why she would do that
  • Wonder Woman 2012/03/15 23:54:56
  • Zamboni... Wonder ... 2012/03/24 23:57:07
    Zamboni - Madoka Magica fan BN0
    Now, we all know this is sarcasm. And we all know that this world is beast-filled.
  • BeingMe<3 2012/03/15 20:08:24
    BeingMe<3
    +2
    who oes that to people
  • Jan 2012/03/15 18:28:38
    Jan
    +3
    The poor child has been badly let down by those who should have protected her. May God forgive them because I know that I won't.
  • RosaG 2012/03/15 14:58:31
    RosaG
    +2
    Oh no, poor girl :(
  • C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT 2012/03/15 09:29:44
    C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT
    +4
    What a dumb ass law!
  • Israel C-ZAR™,... 2012/03/15 10:22:49
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/03/15 09:26:24
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    SAD. very sad.
  • Mark In Irvine 2012/03/15 07:25:21 (edited)
    Mark In Irvine
    +3
    ah ... the religion of peace ... i DEFECATE on this evil religion and society!!

    excrement

    that's "poop" in the vernacular ...
  • La 2012/03/15 06:49:27
    La
    +3
    How awful
  • susan BN-0 2012/03/15 06:46:10
    susan BN-0
    +5
    That Is so sad.
  • Viet Era medic 2012/03/15 06:35:57
    Viet Era medic
    +4
    Morocco is still way out in left field I guess. Their not much better than the muslims as to how they treat their women then.. This is fracked up. Sad, very sad.
  • La Viet Er... 2012/03/15 06:51:23
    La
    +3
    "Not much better than Muslims"? Bit ignorant there. Muslim is the majority religion in Morocco, also their official religion under their constitution, and also their King is Muslim.
  • Israel La 2012/03/15 10:23:47 (edited)
  • D D La 2012/03/15 11:54:55
    D D
    +1
    They are Islamist (muslim) in Morocco. La is correct.
  • Viet Er... La 2012/03/15 17:02:47
    Viet Era medic
    like I give a crap... Thanks for calling me ignorant. You know, some people don't necessarily have to know what religions are being practiced in other countries cause some people don't give a crap.. I'm one of them. And now I see by your obnoxious little zing giving me that "complement" that you must be a idiot lefty. Go bother someone else., someone who gives a chit.
  • La Viet Er... 2012/03/16 03:10:58
  • Ron in ... Viet Er... 2012/03/15 19:07:54
    Ron in Oregon
    +1
    They are Muslims.........this is Sharia law. AKA Barack Obama law.
  • mr echo 2012/03/15 06:14:04
    mr echo
    +4
    id kill myself to if i was that girl
  • Beautiful_Syn 2012/03/15 05:12:53
    Beautiful_Syn
    +6
    For people that are outraged over this go and read the bible that people profess they should live their lives from, because stated within it is this...
    Deuteronomy 22:28-29

    If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;

    Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his day

    ---
    And people seriously do not want to believe that there is a war on women...
  • Lady Wh... Beautif... 2012/03/15 09:29:05
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    "And people seriously do not want to believe that there is a war on women..."

    Sad, huh?
  • Israel Beautif... 2012/03/15 10:26:49
  • D D Israel 2012/03/15 11:59:39
    D D
    +1
    Exactly!
  • Not A Fool Israel 2012/03/15 17:11:28
    Not A Fool
    +1
    Then why do priests read from it? Why is it quoted along with the new testament when christians are having moral debates?
    And the new testament is almost 2,000 years old. But IT'S still pertinent today? How?
  • Israel Not A Fool 2012/03/15 17:38:11
  • Not A Fool Israel 2012/03/15 17:50:55
    Not A Fool
    +1
    Sounds like you're picking and choosing what works and then turning around a discounting what doesn't. Dismissing the old testament except for the following....
    And as far as I'm concerned that's fine, you have a right to do that. But please don't expect others to take you seriously when you do that.
  • Israel Not A Fool 2012/03/15 18:01:56 (edited)
  • Not A Fool Israel 2012/03/15 18:06:32
    Not A Fool
    +1
    I didn't call you a liar, Eli. I said you're picking and choosing and dismissing what is convenient, or what will make your point. That's not lying, that's inconsistency. Funny, how you went to the "liar" on your own.
  • Israel Not A Fool 2012/03/15 18:09:59 (edited)
  • Not A Fool Israel 2012/03/15 18:21:40
    Not A Fool
    Feeling an itsy bitsy defensive are we? Come on Eli, I didn't accuse you of lying and I didn't say that what you said was untrue. I was asking clarifying questions and pointing out things that I thought were inconsistent. And, really, you're going to block me? Feeling an itsy bitsy defensive? It's your choice to reply or not.
  • Israel Not A Fool 2012/03/15 18:31:11
  • Not A Fool Israel 2012/03/15 18:41:20
    Not A Fool
    How sad, Eli.
  • Israel Not A Fool 2012/03/16 08:01:44
  • D D Beautif... 2012/03/15 11:59:12
    D D
    +2
    New Testament is Jewish History. The Jews don't even go by that! Let alone Christians. People always have to pull out that crap. The Quran says to do such things and they do it!! They are still living in the 9th century!! Jews and Christians have moved past this kind of thing.
  • Israel D D 2012/03/15 16:09:57
  • D D Israel 2012/03/16 05:32:12
    D D
    I learned something new a couple days ago. "Murder-by-proxy" where a man commits a murder and he has a female do his sentence, prison time.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/...

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