- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 6, 2013

Moroccan police arrested a teenage boy and girl on Thursday for posting a photo on Facebook of them kissing, a rights organization said Friday, and the case has sparked an online protest.

“It involves a teenage boy and his girlfriend. They were arrested on Thursday for violating public decency by posting a photo of them kissing” in the northeastern town of Nador, said Chakib al-Khayari, president of the Rif Association of Human Rights, Agence France-Presse reported.

A sit-in protest has begun at a juvenile detention center where the teens are being held, Mr. al-Khayari said.

The arrest has also led to several other couples posting similar photos on Facebook in solidarity with the teens.

Mr. al-Khayari said the two are to appear before a juvenile court judge next Friday, AFP reported.

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