Two lovestruck Moroccan teenagers will face court for posting a picture of themselves kissing on Facebook.

The school sweethearts - aged 14 and 15 - had their picture snapped by a friend in the north-eastern town of Nador and posted it to the social network, the BBC reported.

But a local newspaper got hold of the photo and printed a copy, calling it an outrage to public decency, and the pair were arrested. They are set to appear before a juvenile court next week.

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The teens posted the picture on Facebook

AFP journalist Omar Brouksy reported that another boy, who took the photo of kissing teens is also set to be arrested.

Now a campaign by local human rights activists is urging people to post copycat images online of themselves kissing, in solidarity.

A local official contacted by AFP news agency confirmed the arrests, but declined to comment.

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