05/10/2013 07:30 BST | Updated 08/10/2013 14:54 BST

Morocco Teen Sweethearts Arrested For Facebook Kiss

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.


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.