Rabat – A young couple has been arrested in Morocco’s Guelmim Noun region for kissing during the day in Ramadan.
The Guelmim Royal Gendarmerie surprised the couple into action inside a car, according to local reports. The male is said to have borrowed the car from a friend, and then proceeded to take with him a young female bachelor student.
It is illegal to kiss in public in Morocco. And while authorities can be relax in enforcing that rule, public kissing is especially discouraged during the holy month of Ramadan.
The Royal Gendarmerie of the region of Guelmim has placed the couple in police custody. The case is pending further investigations and the decision to set a date for the couple’s appearance in court.