An investigation into Salafist Sheikh who accused a politician of apostasty for calling for a ban on polygamy will now be opened by prosecutors in Morocco.
Driss Lachgar, head of the opposition Socialist Union of Popular Forces, called for the ban several days ago and urged a debate on the share of women's inheritance, which is half what men receive on the death of a relative.
AdvertisementIn response, Salafist sheikh Abdelhamid Abounaim distributed a video in which he accused Lachgar of "apostasy".
"After the statements of Abdelhamid Abounaim that undermine organised bodies, an investigation will be opened," the Casablanca prosecutor said in a statement.
King Mohamed VI reformed Morocco's family code in 2004 to make polygamy more difficult, with the consent of other spouses and the permission of a court needed for a man to take another wife, but he stopped short of banning it.
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