The first appeal session of the judgment in the case of the ” Tata’s little girl was postponed to Tuesday. The six rapists had been sentenced to one year in prison, a verdict which caused much controversy and recalled the case of the ” little girl from Tifelt“.
In this sense, Aïcha Skamasi, representative of the Solidarity Women’s Network in Agadir, declared that the session had been postponed until July 12 at the request of the defense, which requested a delay to prepare the file.
In a statement to MoroccoLatestNewsSkamasi criticized this trial judgment in this case, saying it is ” of an unjust judgment“.
” Despite acknowledging the crime, the judge chose to consider mitigating circumstances in his judgment, but we don’t know what those circumstances are.“, she wondered.
The activist also considered that the judgment of first instance was rendered “ without listening to the girl during court hearings, and without her or her family receiving a summons to attend the hearings“, adding that the criminals have now left the prison and been greeted with festivities, which has added to the psychological distress of the girl and her family.
To recall the facts, Fatima Zahra was 15 years old in 2021 when she was raped by six men in Tata, a town in the Souss-Massa-Draâ region. Five of them had been sentenced to one year in prison each for “indecent assault on a minor”.
Their appeal trial was opened this Wednesday in Agadir, where the defendants, who served and finished their ” sadness trial behind bars, unfortunately appeared free. The first verdict pronounced against these criminals was widely denounced by civil society.
widely denounced by civil society.