Moroccan journalist denies charges of illegal abortion
Byamira el masaiti, Associated Press
RABAT, Morocco — Sep 9, 2019
A judge ruled that a Moroccan journalist remain in custody after she appeared Monday in a packed courtroom on charges that she had an illegal abortion after becoming pregnant while single.
The case has gained attention among journalists and rights groups.
The 28-year-old Hajar Raissouni has been jailed since Aug. 31. She denies having had an abortion and claims she was married to her Sudanese fiancé under Islamic law. The fiancé, a gynecologist and two others also were jailed.