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Imlil Murders: Opening of the trial on May 2

The trial of the double “terrorist” murder of two Scandinavian tourists, mid-December in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, will open on May 2 before the Salé Court of Appeals, near Rabat.

Twenty-four defendants will appear for “apology for terrorism”, “harm to the life of people with premeditation” or “terrorist band constitution”, told the lawyer Saad Sahli, who defends people involved in this file.

Among them, a Hispano-Swiss settled in Morocco and arrested a few days after the double murder for his alleged links with the main suspects. The authorities suspect him of being “imbued with extremist ideology”.

Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, a 24-year-old Danish student and her friend Maren Ueland, a 28-year-old Norwegian, were killed in the night of 16-17 December in Morocco, where they were on vacation.

A cell inspired by the ideology of the Islamic State group

Their bodies were discovered on an isolated site of the High Atlas, in a popular area for hiking enthusiasts. The two victims were beheaded in an act described as “terrorist” by Rabat.

The Moroccan authorities had then announced about twenty arrests in connection with this affair, which aroused a strong emotion.

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