A video has gone viral of a Moroccan makeup artist receiving threats and harassment by two men in Casablanca.
Rabat – Morocco’s national police have arrested one of two men whom a Moroccan woman videoed threatening and harassing her.
Throughout the week, the woman’s video went viral, documenting how the two men threatened and verbally abused her while she was driving.
The victim is a Moroccan social media “influencer” who strongly denounced the men for threatening her.
A statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) has said that on Wednesday, December 25, the police arrested one suspect who appeared in the video.
The statement said that the police “heard the victim, who suffered, while driving her personal car, a verbal and physical assault, combined with sexual harassment by the driver of a car and his companion.”
Police added that they put the main suspect in custody for further investigation.
Police are also searching for the second suspect, who has been identified.
DGSN added that the case is part of the “immediate and serious reaction of the national security services to complaints and denunciations of citizens lodged directly or published in the media.”
Sexual harassment and public sexual assault is a crime in Morocco after the adoption of the 103.13 law against gender-based violence in 2018.
Those found guilty of sexual harassment in public spaces by use of words, acts or signals of sexual nature for sexual purposes face sentences ranging from one to six months.
Harassers will also be fined from MAD 2,000 ($208) to 10,000 ($1,039).