Men sentenced in teen gang rape that outraged Morocco

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Al-Araby

Eleven men accused of kidnapping and gang-raping a Moroccan teenager have been each sentenced to 20 years in prison, the victim’s lawyer said Wednesday, in a case that stirred national outrage. Khadija Okkarou, then 17, went public about the abuse in a video posted online in 2018. It was a rare move in the conservative North African country. She said members of a “dangerous gang” had kidnapped and held her prisoner for two months, raping and torturing her. The video also showed horrific scars allegedly from cigarette burns and tattoos carved into parts of her body. Okkarou’s lawyer, Ibrahim Ha…

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