Rabat - A video of naked women in a hammam has circulated social media for two days now.
Rabat – A video of naked women in a hammam has circulated social media for two days now.
The 50-second footage was taken without the women’s knowledge, shot as the filmer pretended to be on the phone as dozens women around her were getting dressed.
The video aroused resentment amongst a large number of Moroccans, who considered filming and publishing these scenes a crime and an invasion to privacy, especially as the tape showed exposed women and girls.
Some commentators have called for an investigation into the subject to reveal details of this incident and identify the individual who filmed and broadcasted the video on social media.
Such behavior has already taken place in Morocco. In January 2018, French tourists spending New Year’s Eve in Marrakech snuck a camera inside the bathhouse of a hammam in the Bab Doukkala area and shot videos of the naked women.
One of the masseuses noticed the suspicious behavior of the tourists as they were trying to hide the camera. The employee then rushed to inspect the culprits, discovering that they had taken several pictures of the clientele.
After alerting the authorities, both tourists were taken into custody at the nearest police station and an investigation was opened to clarify the circumstances surrounding the incident.