Maren Ueland and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen (Facebook photos)

Morocco Sentences 3 ISIS Supporters to Death for Killing Scandinavian Hikers

A Moroccan court has sentenced three ISIL supporters to death and a fourth to life in prison over the beheadings of two Scandinavian women during a hiking trip in the High Atlas mountains last year.

Suspected ringleader Abdessamad Ejjoud and two of his companions received the maximum penalty on Thursday over the December 2018 killings of Danish tourist Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and Norwegian Maren Ueland, 28.

The defendants had asked God for forgiveness during their final statements at a packed courtroom in Sale, near the capital Rabat, following an 11-week trial of 24 suspects.

Read more at Al-Jazeera

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