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Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni and her fiancé sentenced to one year in prison

Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni and her Sudanese fiancé. / Ph. DR
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Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni, accused of undergoing an abortion and of having sex outside marriage, was sentenced to one year in prison and fined 500 dirhams, Monday, by a first instance court in Rabat, her lawyer Mohamed Sadko told Yabiladi.

Her fiancé, a Sudanese national, received as well a one-year prison sentence and was fined 500 dirhams, while her gynecologist was sentenced to two years in prison and was suspended for tow years. Raissouni’s lawyer told Yabiladi that they will appeal against the decision.

For the record, Hajar Raissouni was arrested on August 31 in front of her gynecologist’s clinic. Her fiancé, doctor and others were also jailed.

The journalist denied all accusations, saying that she did not undergo an abortion and that she is married to her fiancé under Islamic law.

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