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Imlil murders: The trial on appeal continues

The trial of the 24 accused in the murder of the two Scandinavian tourists in the Imlil region of El Haouz province continued in front of the Criminal Chamber (2nd level) in charge of terrorism cases near the Schedule of the Court of Appeal in Salé.

This second hearing was devoted to preliminary motions which will be examined at the next hearing scheduled for September 18th.

In a statement, Khalid Fettaoui, a lawyer for one of the victims, explained that the Court decided, during this public hearing, to postpone the examination of the preliminary motions and to rule on them after the hearing of the case of remain implicated.

He also affirmed that all the guarantees of a fair trial have been ensured, including the interpretation service for foreigners.

Last July, the same court sentenced the first 24 individuals in this case 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, as part of a collective project to seriously undermine public order”.

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