Rabat, Morocco, Oct 1, 2019 / 16:22 pm
A Moroccan journalist, her fiance, and a doctor were sentenced to prison Monday for procuring and performing an abortion. The country's penal code bars abortion except in cases when the mother's life is endangered.
Hajar Raissouni, 28, was sentenced Sept. 30 to a year imprisonment for procuring an abortion and for fornication.
Her fiance, Rifaat al-Amin, was also given a years' imprisonment, and her doctor was given two years in prison and a two-year ban on practising medicine.
An anaesthetist and a medical assistant were given suspended sentences of one year, and eight months, respectively.