don't touch that tourist!

I heard from a reliable source, my husband, that there is a new law which was recently put in place which deems tourists to be guests of the country, who as such receive even more protection than an Algerian citizen. In other words, if a tourist is robbed in the street and the robber is apprehended, the punishment is more severe than had the crime been committed on a native. This is to support tourism as a new industry, and if I'm not mistaken I believe tourists have similar legal protection in Morocco.

I guess the booty (literally and figuratively) is greater if it's a tourist, but with higher stakes...

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