Rabat- Following the recently circulated video showing a woman and van driver being beaten with sticks by some masked men in the coastal city of Safi, the King's Attorney General at Safi’s Court of Appeal has opened an investigation to examine the incident's circumstances.
Rabat- Following the recently circulated video showing a woman and van driver being beaten with sticks by some masked men in the coastal city of Safi, the King’s Attorney General at Safi’s Court of Appeal has opened an investigation to examine the incident’s circumstances.
The man and woman were beaten for allegedly engaging in sexual acts during Ramadan. Due to the violent content of the video, Facebook moderation rules labeled the video “alarming.”
As the investigation continues, commenters on social media are also speaking their minds.
Professor Toufiq Tajkan at the Ministry of National Education shared a controversial Facebook post criticizing the violence committed by the group of men for using the wrong tools to hit their victims.
Tajkan said it would have been wiser if the attackers had stoned them instead. “Many of you who watched the video must have felt sorry for the man and woman who were beaten to a pulp with sticks,” he began, saying that he felt sorry that they were not stoned to death instead.
The video, recorded by one of the attackers, revealed the bloodied face of the woman who insisted that she was not involved in any sexual act with the driver.
Meanwhile the driver, who was also insulted and pushed around, repeated “Shame on you!” to the abusers as he tried to assist the woman who was panicking and trying to escape the men’s sticks inside the van.