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Moroccan Muslim faith healer who was called by parents to 'treat' their 18 year-old lesbian daughter, is arrested over her burning death[edit]

Belgian judicial authorities have arrested a Moroccan faith healer following the death of 18-year-old Layla Hachichi. The woman died as a result of burns. Her lifeless remains were recovered from her parents' home three weeks ago.

Lawyer Abderrahim Lahlali says that the faith healer was called in to deal with "psychological problems".

Newspaper reports suggest that the woman had a lesbian orientation.

The lawyer claims that the healer read from the Koran at the family's home on several occasions:" At no point did he perform any act of extortionism."

Mr Lahlali says that the Koranic reader has nothing to hide and went to the police station of his own accord.

The dead woman's parents do not face any charges at the moment. Judicial police staged a short reconstruction at the home of the deceased on Monday.
Moroccan faith healer arrested
flandersNews, October 28, 2009