The case, defined as adultery by the court, dates back to 2018 in Bouleman, a town in the northern Atlas Mountains.
Rabat – A married woman has lost her appeals case after the Court of Cassation in Bouleman in the Atlas Mountains sentenced her to adultery for kissing a man.
According to Legal-Agenda, the defense said the court’s decision had no basis.
The woman’s lawyers appealed the court’s initial ruling, but they failed to change the court’s decision.
The court had sentenced the woman to four months in prison and imposed a fee of MAD 5,000 on her.
For the court, the woman’s confession to the judicial police was sufficient to prove infidelity, leading to her sentence in accordance to Article 493 of the criminal code.
Article 493 of the penal code says that “evidence of offences under articles 490 and 491 may be established either by a record prepared by a judicial police officer certifying violation of the offence, by confession in letters or documents by the accused or by a legal confession (Morocco 1963).”
“It is clear from the provisions of the contested decision that the court’s decision was based on the right to convict the appellant for the crime of infidelity as she confessed in her statement to the judicial police that she exchanged kisses with a strange man,” the Court of Appeals said.
The court defined the act as an “act of marital infidelity against the husband and a betrayal of the marital relationship and loyalty and trust between the spouses.”