Harrowing Account Of Tortured And Forcibly Tattooed Teen Grips Morocco

MOROCCO — The story of a 17-year-old girl allegedly kidnapped, raped, and tattooed by a group of men in Morocco, has sparked outrage and criticism across the country.

The young woman, identified as Khadija, appeared on local television last week covered in crude tattoos and cigarette burns. She said the markings, which included swastikas, was the work of men who had abducted her from a relative’s house and held her captive for two months, torturing her and attacking her.

The interview set off a wave of outrage and calls for an end to violence against women in the country. More than 75,000 people signed a petition demanding action that invoked the teenager’s name ‘We are all Khadija’, and the case trended on social media. Authorities took 12 men into custody this week in connection with the case as support for Khadija and her family continued to flow in from around the country…

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