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Morocco: Further Information: One Year In Prison For Unlawful Abortion: Hajar Raissouni

, Index number: MDE 29/1131/2019

On 30 September 2019, Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni and her fiancé Amin Rifaat were sentenced to one year in prison after being convicted of abortion related offences and sex outside of marriage. The doctor involved in the alleged abortion was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison, and two other members of medical staff received suspended sentences of one year and eight months respectively.

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