A teenage boy and girl living in Morocco have been arrested after posting a picture on a social networking site of themselves kissing. The pair are being held for violating public decency after their picture was published by a local newspaper and will appear before a juvenile court next week.
The image, captured by a friend and uploaded onto Faceb0ok, shows the pair kissing outside of the high school they attend in the north-eastern town of Nador. ???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 on Friday.
Online protests have begun to take shape since their arrest and a campaign to post a million copycat pictures was launched. A sit-in outside the detention centre where the teenagers are being held is also reportedly underway.
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