Will use redress in Moroccan prisons

Ueland Morrocan prisonsFlowers and candles in memory of Louisa and Maren at the Town Hall Square in Copenhagen, Friday 28th December 2018. Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Norwegian Maren Ueland were murdered near Imlil in Morocco during a hike. Photo: Thomas Sjørup / Ritzau Scanpix / NTB scanpix

Maren Ueland’s family will use redress in Moroccan prisons

Maren Ueland’s family wants to use the awarded redress to prevent terrorism. The money will be spent in Moroccan prisons and on education, according to their Norwegian support lawyer.

It has long been unclear whether the Ueland family would demand redress from the Moroccan state.

“The family has now decided to demand redress in order to prevent a similar terrorist act from happening,” writes Stavanger Aftenblad.

If the court finds that there is a basis for redress, the money will go to a foundation which the bereft will set up in Maren Ueland’s name. The aim of the foundation is to further her mindset and visions.



Prevention of terror

The Maren Ueland foundation will concentrate on the prevention of terror, through work in prisons and on education in Morocco, according to the family’s support lawyer, Ragnar Falck Paulsen. The original idea was that the foundation should only be directed at the indigenous population.

The young woman from Bryne, together with her Danish co-student, Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, were killed near Imlil in the Atlas Mountains in December last year. A total of 24 men are prosecuted in the trial after the double murder.

It is from previously known that Louisa Vesterager Jespersen’s family claim redress of 10 million Moroccan dirhams, close to NOK 9 million.

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