Morocco will have to pay 500,000 euros to the families of the tourists killed in 2018. Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, a 24-year-old Danish, and Maren Ueland, a 28-year-old Norwegian, arrived in Morocco on December 9 and were found dead on Monday, December 17, in the Imlil region, en route to Mount Toubkal.
The Moroccan State 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, in its capacity as subsidiary civil servant. Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24-year-old Danish, and Maren Ueland, 28-year-old Norwegian, arrived in Morocco on December 9 and were found dead on Monday, 17, in the Imlil region, en route to Mount Toubkal.
The judgment of the Administrative Court of Marrakech was issued on June 16, but it was known this Monday through the Medias24 web portal, which recalls that it was the relatives of the Danish Louisa Vesterager Jespersen who filed that lawsuit with the Moroccan State.
At the trial in July 2019, in a criminal instance for the crime of Vesterager and his Norwegian partner Maren Ueland, the Rabat Court of Appeal sentenced the three main defendants to the death penalty , a sentence that was later confirmed in Court of Cassation.
Lawsuit without foundation
That court considered the claim for compensation to the Moroccan State unfounded, which the lawyer for the Vesterager family estimated at 10 million dirhams (one million euros), but in the face of the refusal of that court, the lawyer went to the Administrative Court, which finally gave him the reason.
The Marrakech 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.
That crime of the two tourists, murdered and beheaded by a group of jihadist-inspired radicals, put an end to more than eight years of absence of terrorism in Morocco, although the dismantling of commandos with alleged plans for attacks is constant throughout the years. last years.