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Moroccan man expelled by Denmark will be fairly treated, Rabat’s ambassador to Copenhagen says

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Morocco's ambassador to Denmark, Khadija Rouissi./Ph. DR

Extradited by the Danish authorities on Friday, January the 4th, Moroccan national Said Mansour who is involved in the 2003 Casablanca terrorist attack «will be fairly treated» by the authorities in the Kingdom, announced Morocco’s ambassador to Denmark.

In a letter sent Wednesday, January the 9th, Moroccan ambassador Khadija Rouissi confirmed that Mansour is being held in custody in the Kingdom after he was denaturalized and expelled by Copenhagen, reports Denmark’s public media DR.

Last week, Said Mansour was sent to Morocco after a series of negotiations between the Moroccan and Danish authorities, the same source says. The man has been convicted several times in Denmark for inciting terrorism and was deprived of his Danish citizenship by the Danish Supreme Court in 2016.

Mansour was sentenced in July 2015 to four years in prison for spreading terrorist propaganda. He was accused of producing and distributing CDs, DVDs and messages online and on Facebook, glorifying terrorist groups.

Mansour was sent back home based on an agreement, ensuring that he wouldn’t be subjected to torture, reported DR citing the Danish Minister for Immigration and Integration Inger Støjberg.

Indeed, once in Morocco Mansour was arrested by the authorities, Rouissi said stressing that «justice must be fulfilled».

For the record, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen told reporters that he was satisfied with «the extradition of Mansour». «We send a clear message that criminal aliens who undermine our values and promote terrorism are not welcomed in the Danish society», he added.

Mansour’s lawyer Eigil Strand said in a statement that he «was informed of his client’s extradition at the last minute just before he flew to Morocco» and feared that his client would be tortured or killed.

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