A man who was brutally attacked by a mob for “looking gay” in Morocco has received some semblance of justice.
On Friday, AFP reported that two men were sentenced to four months in jail for the horrific assault.
According to the Moroccan Association of Human Rights, they were also fined 500 dirhams (about US $51 / R660).
The victim, described by local media as a gay man, was beaten on camera by a vicious mob on 29 June in the city of Fez.
It appears that the reason for the attack was simply because he had a gender non-conforming appearance. Viciously punched and kicked to the ground by the crowd, he was saved from further abuse and possible serious injuries by a policeman and a few youths.
The video of the assault led to outrage in Morocco and around the world and the two men were arrested soon after.