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Imlil Murders: 10 years in jail for the Swiss culprit

The Criminal Division in charge of terrorism near the Rabat Court of Appeal has sentenced Swiss national Nicolas, nicknamed Abdelkarim, to ten years in prison for his involvement in the murder last December of the two Scandinavian tourists in the region from Chamharouch.

The suspect was being pursued for the purpose of forming a band to prepare and commit terrorist acts designed to seriously undermine the security of the state, the glorification of terrorism and the non-reporting of crimes.

According to a source, the Swiss pleaded not guilty and said he had no connection with any terrorist association or apologized to Daesh.

Nicolas converted to Islam in 2011 and lived in Spain for a few years before moving to Morocco in 2017 in Temara. He is married and has two children.

It should be recalled that the bodies of two foreign tourists, one of Norway and one of Denmark, showing signs of stabbing violence at the neck, were found in an unsupervised mountain area, 10 km from the Imlil center, in the province of El Haouz, towards the summit of Mount Toubkal, had we learned from the local authorities of the province of El Haouz.

In addition to the Swiss national, four suspects involved in this case were arrested in Marrakech and were subjected to a judicial inquiry to determine the circumstances of this criminal act, to reveal his real motives and to verify the terrorist motive of this crime which was supported by evidence and data from the survey.

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