Drop 'absurd' kissing charges, Amnesty urges Morocco
RABAT (AFP) - Amnesty International on Thursday urged Morocco to immediately drop what it called "absurd charges" against a teenage couple arrested after a photo of them kissing was posted on Facebook.
The case has sparked outrage, with activists threatening to lock lips in a group "kiss-in" outside Parliament on Saturday in protest.
The young couple and a male friend who took the photo outside their school in the city of Nador were detained last week and released on bail several days later ahead of their trial on Friday for violating public decency.
If convicted, they could be jailed for up to two years under Article 483 of the kingdom's penal code.