A Spanish-speaking reader sends this update on the disposition of a civil case pursued by the family of one of the two Nordic girls who were raped and beheaded in Morocco back in 2018:
Rape and murder of two European tourist girls in Morocco
I believe this should be known by all travelers, especially girls, if they are planning to travel to an Arab country.
This is a reference from the Spanish newspaper Alerta Digital (Video con imágenes muy duras) Marruecos deberá pagar 500.000 euros a las familias de las dos turistas salvajemente asesinadas en 2018 taken from its website today. It concerns the rape and murder of two girls from Norway and Denmark while they were on holiday in Morocco in December of 2018.
The news of the details of the sentence includes a [WARNING: horriby graphic] video with the images of the murder of the two girls who were raped and beheaded by Moroccan men.
The Moroccan State, in its capacity as subsidiary civil servant, will have to pay five million dirhams (equivalent to half a million euros) to the families of the two Nordic tourists murdered and beheaded in a mountainous region of Morocco in December 2018. Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, a 24-year-old Dane, and Maren Ueland, a 28-year-old Norwegian, arrived in Morocco on December 9 and were found dead on Monday the 17th in the Imlil region, en route to Mount Toubkal.
The judgment of the Administrative Court of Marrakesh was issued on June 16, but it was made known this Monday through the Medias24 web portal, which recalls that the relatives of the Danish Louisa Vesterager Jespersen filed the lawsuit with the Moroccan State.
At the trial in July of 2019, in a criminal instance for the crime against Vesterager and her Norwegian partner Maren Ueland, the Rabat Court of Appeal sentenced the death penalty for the three main defendants, a sentence that was later confirmed in Court of Cassation.
That court considered unfounded the claim for compensation to the Moroccan State, which the lawyer for the Vesterager family estimated at ten million dirhams (one million euros), but in the face of the refusal of that court, the lawyer went to the Administrative Court, which eventually found in his favor.
The Marrakesh court considers that the responsibility of the State is explained by a principle of national solidarity, and although the State is not guilty of the crime, it does bear responsibility for what happened.