Morocco Rape Outrage

March 17, 2012 - 11:26 AM
FOR STORY MOROCCO RAPE OUTRAGE - Lahcen, left, and Zohra Filali, the parents of an alleged rape victim Amina Filali, comfort each other as they stand next to the grave of their daughter, who committed suicide last week, in Khmis Sahel near Larache, northern Morocco, Friday, March 16, 2012. Their daughter Amina Filali took her own life by taking rat poison after being forced to marry the man who allegedly raped her at age 15, and then abused her in marriage. In Morocco, as in many Middle East societies, a rapist can escape prosecution if he marries his victim, thereby restoring the honor of his victim and her family, but in the case of Amina Filali, it seems she could not live with her restored honor. The legal system in Morocco supports this honor tradition but activists are pressing for change.(AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)