Two men arrested in Morocco for kissing

Darren Wee | Gay Star News | January 12, 2016

Two men have been arrested in Morocco after a video of them kissing caused outrage on social media.

The strong reaction to the viral video – which shows two silhouettes kissing inside the classroom of a high school – prompted authorities in the southern city of Inezgane to take action against the men on Friday (7 January).

According to local news website Le360, the two friends are university students. The one who filmed the video worked as a coordinator at the school alongside his law degree. The other is studying hospitality.

Both men remain in custody and a verdict is expected this week.

If convicted, the men could face up to three years imprisonment and a fine of 1,200 dirhams ($121; €111).

Two other men were arrested in June for kissing in public.

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