(TELEGRAPH) — Hundreds of lawyers have mobilised to defend two women in Morocco who are being prosecuted for indecency for wearing summer dresses in a souq.
The two young women, hairdressers aged 19 and 23, were harassed by a group of traders as they walked through a souq, or market, in the town of Inezgane near the holiday resort of Agadir.
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They were taken to a police station for their own safety, but ended up being forced to stay the night and brought before a court on charges of “offending public morals”.
Their lawyer is now counter-suing some of the men involved for harassment.