Moroccan teenage girls to face trial on homosexuality charges

Authorities in Morocco have pressed charges of homosexuality against two teenage girls allegedly caught kissing and will put them on trial this week, a human rights group has said.

Police detained the pair, only identified as 16-year-old Sanaa and 17-year-old Hajar, in Marrakech last Thursday, said Omar Arbib, an activist at the Moroccan Association of Human Rights.

“They were caught kissing and hugging on the roof of a house in Hay Mohammadi district,” said Arbib.