STA, 5 March 2021 - A Moroccan man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison with a final decision for raping two Slovenian students in 2019, newspapers report on Friday. He will also be expelled from the country for five years after having served the sentence.
The decision is final as the Ljubljana Higher Court has rejected the appeal from Ali Safini, 37, and upheld the ruling of the Ljubljana District Court that found him guilty on two counts of rape.
According to the newspapers Delo, Slovenske Novice and Dnevnik, the Moroccan committed the two rapes in the span of a few days in October 2019.
As judge Deja Kozjek announced the sentence last September, she said he had coerced both victims into having intercourse by using threats and physical force. His attitude to the victims was disrespectful and humiliating.
For the first rape, he got 11 years in prison and a five-year banishment from Slovenia, and for the second he received a five-year prison sentence and a five-year banishment from Slovenia.
The sentences have been merged into 15 years in prison and a subsequent five-year banishment from the country. The time served in detention, where he has been since the end of October 2019, will count into the sentence.
According to the police, Safini had already served a two-year prison sentence in Slovenia for a robbery with elements of violence. He was released from prison in September 2019.