The Danish embassy in Rabat has received an outpouring of letters and notes of sympathy for the murders of the two Scandinavian tourists.
Rabat – Denmark’s Ambassador to Morocco Nikolaj Harris has thanked Moroccans for their empathy for the families of the murdered Scandinavian tourists.
In a statement, Harris wrote that Denmark’s mission in Rabat has received letters from many Moroccans who expressed solidarity and support for the families of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland and the people of Denmark.
“Many people put candles and roses in front of the Danish embassy, and I want to personally express how delighted I am by the various kind of solidarity toward the Danish people during this tough week,” he noted.
The ambassador condemned the Imlil tragedy and acknowledged the efforts of the Moroccan authorities.
He concluded by highlighting the humanitarian principles that ground the mutual relations between the Moroccan and Danish people.
Louisa’s and Maren’s bodies were found with knife wounds 10 kilometers from the village of Imlil in the Atlas Mountains on Monday.
Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) has since arrested 13 suspects.
Denmark suspected ISIS was behind the murder of the Danish and Norwegian women. A video posted on Twitter on Thursday documented four of the suspects pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Morocco’s public prosecutor at Rabat’s Court of Appeals said that BCIJ is investigating the case as a terror attack.