The Danish prime minister said that the life of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, killed in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, will not be forgotten.
Rabat – On Saturday, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen attended the funeral of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, who was killed with her friend Maren Ueland near Mount Toubkal in Morocco in December 2018.
Quoted by Danish outlet the Local, the prime minister said that “though the pain is unbearable, we must not succumb. We must remember who we are, what we are made of, and what we stand for.”
Hundreds of people also attended Jespersen’s funeral.
Earlier this month, hundreds of people observed two minutes of silence at Bo University in Norway, where the women studied.
“It is very difficult for all of us, especially for the students who lived and studied with them,” university director Annette Bischoff told AFP.
At least 22 suspects have been arrested in connection to the double murder.
Authorities found the bodies of the victims on December 17, 2018.
Fifteen suspects appeared before the investigating judge on December 29.
Seven other suspects appeared before the judge on January 3.
The public prosecution called on the investigating judge to file multiple charges against the detainees, including the formation of a gang to prepare and commit acts of terrorism, deliberately ending the lives of individuals, and participating in the terrorist attack against the Scandinavian tourists.