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07:50  19 july  2019
07:50  19 july  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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THE three extremists who beheaded two women in the Atlas mountains have been sentenced to death by firing squad in Morocco . The suspects confessed to carrying out the brutal killings and posting the video online for other sick Jihadi supporters . The women were on an unguided trip and

23 Moroccan men appeared in court to be sentenced for murdering Maren Ueland, 28, from Three suspected ISIS militants have been sentenced to death for beheading two Scandinavian hikers in Morocco All but three of those on trial had said they were supporters of the Islamic State group

Three men who claimed allegiance to ISIS after brutally killing two Scandinavian women hiking in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco have been sentenced to death.

The men – Jounes Ouzayed, Rashid Afatti, and Abdessaman Al Joud – are the three main defendants accused of killing and beheading Maren Ueland, 28, of Norway, and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, in December. The slayings were recorded on video and shared on social media by ISIS supporters.

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Three Islamic State group supporters who murdered two Scandinavian hikers in Morocco have been sentenced to death . "The most just thing would be to give these beasts the death penalty they deserve," Helle Petersen, Ms Jespersen's mother, said in a letter that was read out in court last week.

MOROCCO is seeking the death penalty for three suspected ISIS jihadists who beheaded two female Scandinavian hikers , prosecutors said yesterday. Video purports to show four men suspected of attacking two tourists in Morocco pledging their allegiance to ISIS leader al-Baghdadi.

On Wednesday, a court in Morocco convicted them on terror charges. A fourth suspect, Kahiali Abderahman, who fled the scene, was given life in prison.

The Moroccan court also handed 19 accomplices jail terms ranging from five to 30 years.

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The 23 men addressed the court ahead of the verdicts, most begging for leniency. The main defendants asked Allah for forgiveness.

The bodies of the two women – roommate at Norway’s Bo University – were found on December 17 in an isolated area near Mount Toubkal, Morocco’s highest peak, and a popular hiking destination. The two women were on a Christmas camping trip and were studying to become tour guides.

During the trial, it emerged that Al Joud, 25, Quzayed, 27, beheaded the two women, while Afatti, 33, filmed the slayings on his cell phone. Earlier this year, Al Joud admitted in court to killing one of the two women.

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Three suspected ISIS militants have been sentenced to death for beheading two Scandinavian hikers in Morocco last year. Suspected ringleader Abdessamad Ejjoud and two others - believed to be Jounes Ouzayed and Rashid Afatti - were handed the maximum sentence on Thursday after begging

BREAKING: ISIS fanatics sentenced to death for beheading Scandinavian tourists in Morocco . THE three ISIS extremists who beheaded two young women in Morocco have been sentenced to death by the country’s firing squad.

“The most just thing would be to give these beasts the death penalty they deserve,” Helle Petersen, Jaspersen’s mother, said in a letter that was read out in court last week, the BBC reported.

ISIS supporters who beheaded Scandinavian hikers in Morocco sentenced to death Gorge du Dades. Atlas Mountains. Morocco. North Africa. (Photo by: Claudio Beduschi/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

If the executions against the three men go ahead, they will be the first in the northern African nation since 1993.

While the three men have said they are ISIS supporters, the terror group has not said it was behind the killings.

Morocco’s anti-terror chief told AFP that the group was inspired by ISIS, but had no contact with militants in combat zones.

Danish authorities have said the video that circulated of the slayings was genuine and have charged 14 people - including a 13-year-old - with sharing it on social media. Six of the accused were between the ages of 13 and 18, police said.

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Three Islamic State supporters have been sentenced to death for the killings of two Scandinavian backpackers found murdered in their tent in Morocco 's Atlas Carpenters Jounes Ouzayed and Rashid Afatti, and street merchant Abdessamad Al Joud did not react as the sentences were read out.

The three extremists who beheaded two women in the Atlas Mountains have been sentenced to death by firing squad in Morocco . The three ‘human beasts’ who beheaded two female friends who were hiking in Morocco will face a firing squad, with one of the girls’ mothers saying the killers will get

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In his closing arguments in June, the prosecutor asked the court to sentence the top suspects to death, and described the three main defendants as "human beasts."

The lawyer for Vesterager's family said he was "100% satisfied" with the verdicts. Khalid El Fataoui noted that Louisa Vesterager's mother had asked the court in a letter at an earlier hearing this month to sentence the killers to death.

"We obtained what she asked for."

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