Morocco killings. Morocco backpackers butchered by ‘ISIS’ terrorists in horrific beheading video 2019-11-13

Morocco backpackers butchered by ‘ISIS’ terrorists in horrific beheading video

Morocco killings

Verdens Gang in Norwegian Bokmål. In July 2019, three of the suspects have been ordered a death sentence, of which their lawyer said he would appeal. Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland were students at the , where they studied and nature guidance to become tour guides. She had been traveling to places like Argentina, Peru and Norway. A fourth suspect, Abderrahim Khayali had his sentence elevated from life in prison to the death penalty. Khayali was part of the expedition into the mountain but left the group before the killings. Retrieved 24 April 2019 — via.

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Morocco backpackers butchered by ‘ISIS’ terrorists in horrific beheading video

Morocco killings

The village of Imlil is popular with travellers as the main base for summiting Toubkal, which is the highest peak in. . Ejjoud used his chance to speak before the sentence to ask for the death penalty as he believed in neither the laws nor human rights. Retrieved 24 April 2019 — via. Like in the first trial, the court ordered the four prime suspects to pay 190 000 euros to the parents of Maren Ueland. While Morocco is generally seen as a secure destination for tourists as the last terrorist attack happened in 2011 where at a restaurant in Marrakesh, over 1600 people have travelled from Morocco to join the Islamic State in the. Jespersen applied for participation in Polar expedition in 2017 and 2018.

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Morocco backpackers butchered by ‘ISIS’ terrorists in horrific beheading video

Morocco killings

See also: , and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen born 1994 grew up in , Denmark. Maren Ueland born 1990 was from , Norway. The Norwegian minister of health and the Moroccan ambassador Lamia Radi attended the ceremony. Three additional suspects, Abdessamad Ejjoud, Rachid Afatti and Younes Ouaziyad, were later apprehended by the police while riding a bus during the morning rush hour in the nearby city of. The death penalty is still in effect in Morocco, in practice no executions have taken place since 1993. In total 24 suspects connected to the murders or being members of the jihadist cell were sentenced. Ueland was buried on January 21 in , Norway.

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Morocco backpackers butchered by ‘ISIS’ terrorists in horrific beheading video

Morocco killings

The court upheld received sentences from 5 to 30 years in prison for 19 accused and elevated one sentence from 15 to 20 years in prison. A public torchlit vigil was held in Ms Ueland's native town of in support of her family and loved ones. The two women first arrived in before travelling to Imlil in the Atlas Mountains. A total of 18 men have been arrested by in relation to the murders. Reactions in the native countries of the victims were of shock and outrage.

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Murders of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland

Morocco killings

The prime suspect, Abdessamad Ejjoud, was 25 years of age organised the murder expedition with two accomplices, Younes Ouaziyad 27 and Rachid Afatti 31 who filmed the murders. Of those charged, 23 suspects are Moroccans from and one is a Swiss-Spanish Muslim convert. Retrieved 22 December 2018 — via The Guardian. Two videos: one depicting the murder and another where the suspects video themselves swearing allegiance to were published onto social media. The killers had agreed to carry out a terrorist act on either security services or foreign tourists, before deciding to travel to the Imlil region to look for foreigners and where they would target the two backpackers. Moroccan authorities and Norway's agents have said the videos are authentic.

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Murders of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland

Morocco killings

Vigils for the victims were held in at the embassies of Norway and Denmark, along with vigils in and Imlil. The murders were described by the Moroccan general prosecutor as a act after a video of some of the suspects swearing allegiance to the while decapitating Louisa Jespersen was released on the Internet. The three suspects were caught in possession of bladed weapons. The incident received extensive coverage in the international press. Three of them are charged with murder and the other 23 of various terrorist charges.

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Murders of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland

Morocco killings

In May 2019, one of the suspects admitted to killing one of the women. Retrieved 22 December 2018 — via The Guardian. Ouaziyad and Afatti recited verses from the. Moroccan police later made additional arrests of individuals believed to have connections with the suspects. Jespersen's funeral was held in her native town of , Denmark on January 12. The Danish prime minister attended the funeral.

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Murders of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland

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