ALGERIA: DEATH PENALTY FOR THE KIDNAPPING AND MURDER OF MEBREK
March 1, 2015: The 2 killers of young itinerant merchant, Amirouche Mebrek in January 2014, were sentenced to death in Algeria.Â
The 2 accused, Amroun Youcef and Oultaf Madjid have denied the facts and Amroun Youcef had tried to attribute the murder to terrorists but was caught by scientific evidence presented by the prosecutor, according to sources close to the file.
The representative of the prosecution estimated, during his closing argument, that the Amirouche Mebrek case was as serious as that of the French tourist Herve Gourdel, who had been beheaded by terrorists in September. Hence the need of a sentence at the height of the shock suffered by the population and the torment lived by the family of the victim, the source added. (Source: Ennahar Online, March 2, 2015)