@jimmy_jonesx3 comments on murders of louisa. Morocco’s anti-terrorism court has handed down death sentences to four men who pledged allegiance to ISIS before beheading two tourists in December 2018.
In December 2018, Louisa Vestrager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Oland, 28, from Norway, were killed while camping near the Moroccan village of Imlil, a popular destination for hikers.
In an earlier court session, it was revealed that the four men accused of the murders had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in a video before the killings.
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Two of the men, Abd al-Samad Ijoud and Younes Ouziad, confessed to beheading the two women. while a third man, Rashid al-Afati, confessed to filming the killing and posting the video online. A fourth man, who claimed to have left the group before the murders, was sentenced to life in prison.
On Thursday, the anti-terrorism court in Sale, near Rabat, sentenced the four main perpetrators to death.
Two of the men said in their last statements before pronouncing the verdict: “May God forgive us,” .and one of them added: “There is no god but God.” The court also ordered the men to pay two million dirhams ($209,000) in compensation to Marin Oland’s family.
Lawyers for Louisa Vestrager Jespersen’s family requested that the state, rather than the family, be responsible for payment. but the court denied the request and no further payment orders were issued.
Judging the accomplices
In addition to the four main perpetrators, 20 other people were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 5 to 30 years for their involvement in the crimes. These individuals have been charged with forming a criminal association with intent to commit terrorist acts, promoting terrorism, disrupting public order, and committing other convict offenses.
All of the accomplices were Moroccans, with the exception of Swiss Kevin Zeller Gervas, who was also sentenced to 20 years in prison for persuading people to join militant groups.
reaction to the verdict
Luisa Vestrag Jespersen’s lawyer, Hafiza Al-Meksawy, said she plans to appeal the ruling. The Salle Anti-Terrorism Court has sentenced the four men responsible for the brutal murder of Louisa Vestrager Jespersen and Maren Uelande in Morocco. In addition, 20 accomplices were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 5 to 30 years for their involvement in the crimes. The Jespersen family’s attorney plans to appeal the verdict.