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Morocco/Western Sahara: Obama must press King Mohammed VI over ’rape and kissing’ laws

Headline Title:  Morocco/Western Sahara: President Obama must press King Mohammed VI over ’rape and kissing 21 November 2013 US President Barack Obama must urge Moroccan King Mohammed VI to scrap laws which see women and girls forced to marry their rapists, and teenagers facing jail for kissing in a public place, Amnesty International said ahead of a meeting between the two heads of state on Friday.Several teenage survivors of sexual violence have committed suicide in recent months.Public pressure to protect survivors of sexual violence had peaked in March 2012 when 16-year-old Amina…

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