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#4810: Haitian Doctor Gets Six Years Sentence In Morocco (fwd)
From: Greg Chamberlain <GregChamberlain@compuserve.com>
RABAT, (Panafrican News Agency), July 27 -- A Haitian doctor has been
sentenced to six years imprisonment by a Moroccan court for performing an
abortion that nearly killed a 30-year-old woman.
Kenitra Court, 45 km north of Rabat, also fined 56-year-old Ronald
Agenor 50 US dollars and ordered him to pay the victim 10,000 dollars for
The complainant's nationality has not been disclosed.
The police arrested the Haitian doctor, also banned from practising
medicine for a year, 21 June after the woman's family lodged a complaint
The victim was hospitalised after the abortion that resulted to a tear
in the uterus and intestines, causing serious bleeding.
Agenor has been practising medicine in Kenitra for over 30 years. Though
a general practitioner, it was revealed that he often performed abortions,
particularly during weekends.