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Othmane GALOUBY

Spread on request from the Public Prosecutor's Office of Antwerp

On 25 March 2016 Othmane GALOUBY was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by the court of Appeal of Antwerp on charges of serious assault and battery causing death.

Othmane GALOUBY pretended to be an Islamic faith healer to expel evil spirits (djinns) from the 18-year old girl Layla A. The faith healer performed several sessions in a 3-day span. He read from the Coran, had blessed water sprinkled over her food, had her smell musk and rubbed her with olive oil.

The worst torture happened in the night of 9 to 10 October 2009 when Othmane GALOUBY poured boiling water over the victim on two occasions. He then applied an acid soda on the stomach and the knees of the girls. This substance even continued working after the girl had deceased.