The court of appeal in Marrakech sentenced the two main perpetrators of the La Creme shooting to death on July 26.
Rabat – Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ spokesperson Annelijn van den Broek said that his country’s embassy in Morocco is in “direct contact with the [defense] lawyer” of the perpetrators of theLa Creme shooting.
On July 26, the Court of Appeal in Marrakech sentenced the main defendants in the shooting to death.
A young medical student died in the shooting, and one of his classmates was seriously injured.
The spokesperson of the Dutch ministry said that it is up to the people concerned to “use the possibility of appeal.”
He added that “all Dutch people have the right to consular assistance,” according to AFP.
Broek added that the Netherlands stands against the death penalty.
Moroccan police linked the crime to the settling of accounts between drug cartels and drug traffickers working between Morocco and the Netherlands.
The death penalty was abolished in the Netherlands in 1870. While capital punishment remains legal in Morocco, no executions have been carried out since 1993.
Moroccoo, however, handed death sentences to three individuals directly involved in the death of two Scandinavian tourists in the Atlas Mountains in December 2018.