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When a fashion choice gets you arrested: Morocco women tried for indecency

Jul 07, 2015    

Morocco:Hundreds of lawyers have registered to defend two women who went on trial in Morocco on Monday accused of "gross indecency" for wearing dresses considered provocative, an activist said.The women were arrested in the southern city of Agadir in mid-June after walking through a marketplace in the dresses, sparking anger among passers-by in the conservative Muslim kingdom.The verdict is to be delivered on July 13, said Fouzia Assouli, head of women's rights organisation LDDF.The two women, hairdressers aged 23 and 29, were charged with "indecent exposure" for which they...

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