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Tags: ML | Morocco | Activist Arrested

Moroccan Feminist Activist Arrested amid Abortion Campaign

Friday, 17 August 2018 12:38 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A prominent Moroccan feminist activist has been arrested for alleged public drinking and disturbance of order, in what her association called an attempt to quash its campaigning for abortion access and LGBT rights.

An online campaign was launched soon after Ibtissam Lachgar's arrest Friday in Rabat, demanding her release.

Lachgar's group Alternative Movement for Individual Freedoms, or MALI, said in a statement that "we strongly condemn these arbitrary arrests and intimidation of members of the movement."

Hours earlier, MALI criticized the Health Ministry in a press release for banning sales of a drug used to induce abortion. The group also created an online platform to provide women with abortion pills.

Women who intentionally attempt or undergo abortion in Morocco face up to two years in prison and a $50 fine.

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