The appeal of the 24 accused in the murder of the two Scandinavian tourists in the Imlil region (El Haouz province) continued on Wednesday in front of the Criminal Chamber (2nd degree) in charge of terrorism cases appendix of the Court of Appeal in Salé.
This third hearing of the Court was devoted to the hearing of the principal defendants by the President of the Criminal Chamber and the Attorney General of the King as well as by the defense which filed motions relating to the proceedings.
The President of the Chamber informed the principal defendants of the charges against them. The latter have acknowledged the facts with which they are accused.
The next hearing, set September 25, will hear the rest of the accused.
Last July, the 24 individuals prosecuted in this case were sentenced in the first instance to sentences ranging from five years in prison to the death penalty.
The defendants were prosecuted for “forming a gang to prepare and commit terrorist acts, harming the lives of people with premeditation and possession of firearms and attempting to manufacture explosives in violation of the law, in the part of a collective project aimed at seriously undermining public order”.