Moroccan woman jailed on suspicion of procuring abortion
Rabat, Morocco, Sep 11, 2019 / 02:58 pm (CNA).- A Moroccan journalist has been jailed for allegedly procuring an abortion and for fornication. The country’s penal code bars abortion except in cases when the mother’s life is endangered.
Hajar Raissouni, 28, was arrested Aug. 31 as she left a clinic in Rabat, AFP reported. Also arrested were her fiance, Rifaat al-Amin, and a doctor, nurse, and secretary from the obstetrics-gynecology clinic.
Her trial was due to begin Sept. 9, but has been postponed to Sept. 16 following protests.
All five are being held until next week’s hearing.
Raissouni writes for Akhbar Al-Yaoum, which is