The investigating magistrate charged with the case of terrorism on Monday appealed to a Swiss citizen of Spanish nationality suspected of links to the perpetrators of the murder of two Scandinavian tourists on 17 December in the Imlil community in the province of Al-Haouz.
A judicial source stated that the examining magistrate had begun to hear the suspect under the detailed interrogation procedure; the hearing had been postponed to the rest of the observers in this case.
The suspects are accused of “forming a gang to prepare and commit terrorist acts aimed at seriously harming state security and deliberately assisting those who commit terrorist acts, training persons to join a terrorist organization, praising terrorist acts and organizing unauthorized meetings.”
In the framework of the investigation into the murder of the foreign tourists, the Prosecutor-General of the Court at the Rabat Court of Appeal referred 22 suspects, including a Swiss citizen of Spanish nationality, to a request to investigate terrorist acts.
The Central Office of Judicial Research of the Directorate General of the control of the national territory announced on 29 December last that in cooperation with the interests of the Directorate General of National Security arrested the foreign suspect in the city of Marrakesh.
The interrogation procedures revealed that he is saturated with extreme and violent thought and that he is suspected of being involved in teaching some of the detainees in this case the mechanisms of communication through modern applications and training them in shooting, as well as his involvement in the recruitment of Moroccan and African citizens from sub-Saharan countries for the purpose of recruiting them in terrorist schemes in Morocco, targeting foreign interests and members of the security forces, in order to acquire their functional weapons.
The arrest of the suspect came in the context of continuing research and investigations carried out by the Central Office of Judicial Research of the General Directorate for the Surveillance of the National Territory to arrest all persons involved in the killing of two foreign tourists whose bodies were found Monday (17 December).