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Ambassador: Denmark well-known for the risk of Mansour-imprisonment

Danish authorities were fully aware of, Said Mansour - better known as 'the Bookseller from Brønshøj" - risked imprisonment after his extradition to Morocco.

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Ambassador: Denmark well-known for the risk of Mansour-imprisonment

Danish authorities were fully aware of, Said Mansour - better known as 'the Bookseller from Brønshøj" - risked imprisonment after his extradition to Morocco.

It says Morocco's ambassador in Denmark, Khadija Rouissi, in an interview with TV2.

Morocco has for years accused Said Mansour to be related to a terrorist attack in Casablanca in 2003. Here lost 33 people in four coordinated explosions. After his arrival in Morocco, he was promptly arrested by the moroccan police.

- You knew that he had upon arrival to the country could risk to be arrested, says the ambassador to TV2.

- We have not made a secret of something.

Said Mansour was sent out of the country on Friday, after the Supreme court in 2016 upheld the high court's decision, from 2015, to cancel the Mansours Danish citizenship.

Mansour has been convicted of encouraging terrorism and holy war. The expulsion was carried out, after Denmark had negotiated an agreement in place with the moroccan authorities. They promised in the context that he was not in danger.

Morocco has previously been criticized by, among others, the UN, for using torture in prisons.

Several human rights organizations believe, therefore, that with the expulsion of Mansour can be at odds with human rights.

According to the organisation of the EuroMed Rights - a network of human rights organisations - should the expulsion of Said Mansour not have taken place.

- There is a risk of torture in Morocco. There have even been recent cases of torture. Among other things, that arrested persons from the Hirak movement in the Nordmarokko bar marks of torture, and there are previous cases that the leaders of the attack in Casablanca was tortured, says director Marc Schade-Poulsen to TV 2.

at the same time, he points out, is that officially the death penalty in Morocco. And the common interpretation of the European Convention on human rights is that one must not expel a person to a country where he or she risks the death penalty.

It is, however, 25 years ago, there have been executions in the country.

immigration and integration minister Inger Støjberg has not wanted to speak to TV2, but she has previously commented on the Mansour case to DR.

- There is complete grip on the part that is about human rights, and the obligations we have in the connection, said Inger Støjberg to the DR on Saturday.

Morocco's ambassador stresses that the country is a rule of law, and human rights organisations should not fear for Mansours security.

- Believe me, and it is very important, we are very careful to respect human rights. And I'm quite sure that also Said Mansour will be treated humanely.

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