The family of the Moroccan who was shot dead last Monday by a Spanish civil guard on the outskirts of Madrid described the killing as ‘racially motivated’.
In an interview with Alyaoum24, the parents of Yunes Slimani, 39, described the killing as racist and called on the Moroccan authorities to seek justice for their son.
‘My son lived in Spain for fifteen years, he was married and a father of two (boy 5 and girl 3). He never had problems in that country.’ Yunes’ mother lamented.
She added that her son was planning to buy commodities from Spain and return to sell them back in Morocco on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the family denounced ‘the silence’ of the Moroccan government after this tragic event, since they have not as of yet been contacted by the Moroccan authorities. They wondered what would have been the reaction if the murder had occurred in Morocco and the victim were Spanish.
The civil guard who allegedly shot Yunes was arrested at the scene and turned positive in the drug and alcohol test, Spanish media reported quoting police.
According to the Spanish police, the incident occurred after an accident involving both Yunes and the civil guard. Yunes allegedly lost control over his vehicle and collided with another vehicle in which the member of Spanish Civil Guard was a passenger. It was then when the guard got out of the car and started firing at the victim.