Rabat - Casablanca’s authorities arrested three suspects for their involvement in kidnapping, violence, and rape on Friday night.
Rabat – Casablanca’s authorities arrested three suspects for their involvement in kidnapping, violence, and rape on Friday night.
A statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said that three people filed complaints against the alleged suspects.
The list of complainants includes two women who claimed that they were attacked by the defendants.
The two women said that they managed to escape but their friend was kidnapped.
Police identified the suspects after an investigation carried out by DGSN staff. Police were also able to rescue the kidnapped victim, who said she was raped by one of the attackers.
The defendants were placed in custody, while investigations are ongoing.
Recently, Moroccan authorities arrested 10 men involved in kidnapping, raping, torturing, tattooing, and holding capite a 17-year-old in central Morocco.
Khadija, the victim, was held captive and subjected to violence for a month.
The girl was held in a small town near Beni Mellal and 150 kilometers northeast of Marrakech.
Khadija’s story has stirred up outrage and controversy in Morocco, especially among women’s rights associations.
Although 800 cases of rape were reported in Morocco in 2016, 1,600 cases were reported in 2017, according to an annual report issued by the King’s attorney general, Mohamed Abdel Nabawi.
In 2017, a total of 17,280 people were arrested on corruption charges, 2,890 for adultery, 5,328 for prostitution, and 2,384 for rape.