Morocco suicide victim fell prey to society, laws

KHMIS SAHEL Morocco (AP) - Escape for 16-year-old Amina Filali from her marriage came in the form of a pill of rat poison she bought in the market for 60 cents. Pressured by a conservative rural Moroccan society, a judge and her own mother to marry the man she said had raped her at Full version...

Morocco: Jailed Islamist dies after hunger strike

RABAT Morocco (AP) - An Algerian Islamist died in a Moroccan jail after a two-month hunger strike protesting torture and his living conditions, rights activists said Sunday. Ahmed Ben Miloud was one of Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

UN: Torture of activists in Morocco 'systematic'

RABAT Morocco (AP) - Torture is systematic in Morocco for cases involving anti-government demonstrators and those accused of terrorism, a U.N. expert said Saturday after concluding a fact-finding mission in the North African kingdom. U.N. special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez spent Full version...

Morocco expels 19 foreigners from W Sahara

RABAT Morocco (AP) - Morocco has expelled 19 foreigners from the annexed territory of the Western Sahara, saying they were journalists who entered without permission. The action, which underlines Morocco's intense sensitivity over criticism of its policies in the mineral rich region, came as...

Rights group alarmed over Morocco's underage maids

RABAT Morocco (AP) - Morocco has made progress in reducing the number of girls working as domestic servants but much more needs to be done, Human Rights Watch reported Thursday. Tens of thousands of girls under the age of 15 are still working as domestic servants in Morocco, and they are subject...