Taroudant, Morocco- The court of Nador announced Friday morning that the verdict in the case, known as the “kiss of Nador” will be pronounced on December 6.
“After a new hearing that lasted more than two hours, the judge stated that the judgment would be delivered on December 6,” said AFP.
The teenagers from the northeastern city of Nador were arrested on Oct. 3 for “violating public decency” by posting a photo of them kissing, and were held at a juvenile detention center before they were released on bail on Oct. 7.
The detention of the three teens stirred controversy with a majority of Moroccans calling for their release and urging the government to focus on fighting corruption and providing employment opportunities to the youth.
Two days after the preliminary hearing, the international hacktivist group led a campaign in the social media Twitter where they bombarded Moroccan government Twitter accounts with tweets using the hashtag #NadorKiss.