The origins of this case date back to 2018. It was then a nearly 17-year-old Moroccan woman who was kidnapped by a group of men. During the two months, the teenager experienced a real horror. Throughout her captivity, she was starved, humiliated, disfigured, tortured and raped. There are still tattoos on her body that were made by her frames and traces of dimmed cigarettes.
The men, tied by family and friendly ties, kidnapped her and held her in a secluded place to take pests on her. It is not known what they wanted to do with her in the end. The teen escaped the perpetrators several times, but each time they caught her, beaten and raped her horribly.
Despite this, the girl did not lose faith and when another opportunity arose, although she was afraid of another defeat and beating, she made more attempts to escape. She regained her freedom after living in hell on earth for two months.
The court sentenced 11 men. The lawyers announced an appeal
The case before the court dragged on for years. Only after 3 years, the court sentenced 11 accused of kidnapping and raping the then 17-year-old Khadiji in 2018. The men were sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment and are to pay Khadiji 200,000. Moroccan dirhams (over PLN 87 thousand). However, the victim’s lawyers, who have already announced the appeal, do not agree with the verdict. – Local law for such violent crimes allows for a sentence of 30 years in prison – reported the AFP agency.
The teenager was tortured for 60 days
The 17-year-old’s problems did not end when she regained freedom. Not only was she struggling with nightmarish memories, she also had to prove to many that she was telling the truth.
As she admits, she will never forgive her torturers.
“I tried to run away, but I was caught and beaten every time,” Khadija told Moroccan TV Chouf three years ago. Worse still, no one in the family accused of abusing the woman believed her testimony. Almost everyone agreed that Khadija “sucked out” the whole story and led a “depraved” lifestyle.
(source: AFP, media)